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Dilatation of ureteral stenoses: techniques and experience in 44 patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6332486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic ureteral stenting provides effective palliation for ureters obstructed by malignant disease but is not ideal for benign postsurgical ureteral strictures. Experience over 5 years with 44 benign strictures following various surgical procedures has shown that about half of such strictures can be successfully treated with transluminal dilatation, thereby sparing these patients additional surgery or chronic indwelling ureteral stents. The techniques for stricture dilatation with balloon catheters and temporary ureteral stents are discussed, results are reviewed, and recommendations for patient selection are offered.
M P Banner; H M Pollack
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  143     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1984 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-10-15     Completed Date:  1984-10-15     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  789-93     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ureteral Obstruction / radiography,  surgery*
Urinary Catheterization
Urinary Diversion* / adverse effects

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