Pediatric Urologic Interventional Radiology

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Interventional radiologists are playing an increasingly important role in pediatric urologic intervention, working closely with the pediatric urologist. Interventional radiologists are frequently asked to establish percutaneous access to the renal collecting system prior to nephrolithotomy. Additionally, procedures such as percutaneous nephrostomy, ureteral stent placement and exchange, and renal parenchymal biopsy are frequently encountered requests. This article will review these common procedures and highlight techniques and pathology that are unique to the pediatric population.

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