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Management of forgotten ureteral double J stents: Report of two cases and review of the literature

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Author(s): Ahmet Ali Sancaktutar | Mete Kilciler | Lütfü Tahmaz | Murat Dayanç

Journal: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Investigations
ISSN 1309-8578

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 263;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Forgotten ureteral stent | endoscopic treatment

ABSTRACT
Double J (DJ) ureteral stents are frequently used as anatural consequence of common use of endoscopic procedures.Even though use of these stents is practical andsafe, undesired problems such as urinary tract infection,kidney dysfunction may develop in case of their long stayin the body. DJ stents staying for a long time in the bodydue to forgotten by urologist and frequently by the patientsor due to carelessness of the patients which maycause serious medical and legal problems.Herein, we reported two cases with DJ stent placed 4and 2 years ago after open kidney stone operation andencrusted as they were forgotten. These 2 cases weretreated by application of ESWL, endoscopic laser cystolithotripsy,suprapubic percutaneous cystolithotripsy, ureteroscopiclithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomymethods consecutively. In conclusion, cases with DJstents should be informed and warned strictly to avoidrare but serious problems due to delay or forget of thesestents. We think that with an algorithm including the consecutivetreatment alternatives management of encrustedDJ stents might be more successful. J Clin Exp Invest2012; 3(2): 263-266
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