Useful technique for long-term urinary drainage by inlying ureteral stent. Six-year experience.

Endoscopically placed inlying ureteral stents have proved useful in the conservative management of patients with ureteral obstruction, urinary fistula, and malignancy and have obviated the need for operative intervention. In high-risk symptomatic patients with widespread malignancy, internal urinary diversion offers the opportunity for an improved quality of life without the surgical risk or potential morbidity of supravesical diversion. Potential candidates for this simple, safe, and effective technique include: those with postsurgical obstruction and/or fistula, retroperitoneal fibrosis, metastatic carcinoma, congenital ureteropelvic junction obstruction, as well as those with reversible obstruction from lymphoma and carcinoma of the prostate who are undergoing radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. The focus of this report is on the technique we have found successful in providing us with stents that fit our individual patients. Readily available fabricated graduated ureteral catheter can be cut and shaped to particular measurements unlike prefabricated catheters. Minimal preparation time is demanded, and there is no need for extensive stocking of various catheter sizes.
AuthorsG P Kearney, E M Mahoney, H P Brown
JournalUrology (Urology) Vol. 14 Issue 2 Pg. 126-34 (Aug 1979) ISSN: 0090-4295 [Print] United States
PMID473460 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Catheters, Indwelling
  • Cystoscopy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydronephrosis (therapy)
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Postoperative Complications (therapy)
  • Ureteral Obstruction (therapy)
  • Urinary Catheterization (methods)
  • Urinary Fistula (therapy)

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