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What is Fluoroscopic cystoscopy with JJ catheter placement?

15:38 - 27 April , 2021

Medical procedure



It is a urological procedure that is performed by endoscopy through the bladder and is used to check and solve blockages in the urethral transit to the kidneys. 

This intervention is conducted by capturing live images of the inner walls of the urethral tract using X-rays with a fluoroscope. Once the problem is detected, a specialized catheter called JJ, because of its shape, is inserted and it allows urine flow to be restored when the urethra is obstructed for different reasons.

This procedure is usually performed if there is a diagnosis of or doubt of having:

  • Tumors.
  • Kidney stones.

Before the procedure:

  • Make sure your body hygiene is optimal. 
  • Follow the recommended fasting time.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking anticoagulants or any other medication.

At the end of the surgery:

The procedure takes about an hour and can be performed under local or general anesthesia. This procedure is often outpatient, but in some cases you may be required to stay in the hospital for a day or two to support recovery and minimize risks.

During the first few days after the procedure, you may experience lower back discomfort, abdominal cramps, excessive urination, and pain during urination. These discomforts will disappear in a few days and you will be able to resume your life and normal activities. 

Potential risks:

  • Trouble urinating.
  • Bleeding.
  • Infections.
  • Numbness.
  • Sore throat.

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