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hi, if we go for the nephrastomy for first time then after regular intervals like 1 month or 2 month's do we need to change pipe then again nephrastomy surgery will be done or else just pipe will be changed without any stiches. please let me know. This is for a cancer of cervix patient - Asked by J M on 05-Dec-2014 18:47:03

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    Answered by Dr. Ramya Smitha on 05-Dec-2014 20:15:09

    Hello. The nephrostomy tube once placed need not be changed so often . It actually depends on the tube. As long as it is draining well it can be left in place as such. In case of any blockade it can be replaced. The replacement procedure is not major it can be done under local anesthesia or even under sedation. Consult your urologist for further advice
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