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Successful Endourological Management of the 'Forgotten' Stent in a Transplanted Kidney.
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PMID:  24458029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Ureteric stents are used to prevent urological complications like ureteric fistulas and obstruction in kidney transplants. Despite its advantages, complications arising from delayed removal of a double J (DJ) stent include urinary tract infections, stone encrustation, and migration of the DJ stent [Sansalone et al.: Transplant Proc 2005;37:2511-2515]. Encrustation of the stent makes removal difficult and risks injury to the transplanted kidney. Case Presentation: We report a case of retained DJ stent for 19 years presenting with recurrent urinary tract infections. A radiograph revealed a retained ureteric stent extending from the right iliac fossa transplant kidney to the urinary bladder with multiple foci of large calcification along its length. Two sessions of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy along the stent were performed after a percutaneous nephrostomy tube had been placed in the transplanted kidney. Subsequently, the retained DJ stent was removed endoscopically after laser lithotripsy to remnant calcifications. Remnant stone fragments were removed with another session of ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy. The patient achieved complete stent and stone clearance with a functioning graft. Conclusion: This case illustrates that significant stone encrustation of the retained stent in a transplanted kidney can be treated successfully with a combination of endourological techniques. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Fiona Mei Wen Wu; Mark Lim; Zhaolong Deng; Chin Tiong Heng; Ho Yee Tiong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urologia internationalis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1423-0399     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Int.     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
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Created Date:  2014-1-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0417373     Medline TA:  Urol Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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