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MINERVA UROLOGICA E NEFROLOGICA
A Journal on Nephrology and Urology
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2000 December;52(4):211-4
Double J ureteral stent large incrustations. Case report
De Luca S., Milan G. L., Zitella A., Castelli E., Greco A., Tizzani A.
Università degli Studi - Torino Clinica Urologica Dipartimento di Discipline Medico-Chirurgiche
Ureteral endoprostheses can be complicated by incrustations, sometimes making it impossible to withdraw the stent. A case in which the use of cistolithotripsy and of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) allowed withdrawal of a double J ureteral stent with large incrustations is reported. The stent was placed 3 years before. Epidemiology, aetiology and therapeutic aspects of encrusted ureteral stents are discussed.