Important technical factors to consider when performing PCN

Sharing is caring!

What are the important technical factors to consider when performing PCN?

PCN is a relatively safe, minimally invasive technique that can be used to treat various conditions efficiently. The safety and efficacy of the procedure are predicated, however, on the following well-established guidelines to help prevent complications. The skin puncture should be sufficiently lateral to the midline; this ensures a relatively straight tract that avoids kinking of the catheter. The needle entry into the kidney should traverse the least vascular plane, and the access obtained should provide a path to all portions of the collecting system. It is also important that organs adjacent to the kidney, such as the colon, are not in the needle path.

Sharing is caring!

15585

Sign up to receive the trending updates and tons of Health Tips

Join SeekhealthZ and never miss the latest health information

15856
Scroll to Top