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IVP
intravenous pyelogram-contrast material is introduced by infusion through a vein. It is quickly concentrated in the kidneys and excreted into the ureters and bladder where it can be seen by Xray, enabling the diagnosis of obstructions, stones, etc.
BUN
blood, urea, nitrogen-blood test measuring the amount of urea in blood
Catheterization
insertion of a catheter through the urethra into the urinary bladder to withdraw urine from the bladder
Cystorrhaphy
suturing of the bladder
nephrectomy
surgical removal of a kidney
Nephropexy
surgical fixation of a floating kidney
Urethropexy
surgical fixation of the urethra
Catheter
tube inserted into a bidy cavity to remove fluid
Cystopexy
surgical fixation of the bladder to the abdominal wall
Cystoscopy
visual examination of the bladder using a cystoscope
KUB
kidneys, ureters and bladder-x-ray demonstrating size and location of the kidneys in relationship to other organs
Lithotomy
surgical incision for the removal of a stone
Nephrostomy
surgical opening between the pelvis of the kidney to the cortex to drain an obstructed kidney
Nephrorrhaphy
suturing of a kidney
Ureteroplasty
surgical repair of a ureter
Urography
radiograph or the urinary system taken after dye has been placed into the urethra
Urinalysis
examination of the physical and chemical properties of urine to determine the presence of abnormal elements
dialysis
procedure to remove waste products from the blood of patients who's kidneys no longer function