Bilateral Ureteral Stent Removal after 15 Years: A Case Report

Stefano Restaino, Francesco Fanfani, Matteo Vittori, Alessandro D'Addessi, Giovanni Scambia, Barbara Costantini

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We present the first reported case of a patient with a forgotten ureteral stent. A 68-year-old woman had undergone radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer in 1997, at which time bilateral ureteral stents were placed. She was admitted to our hospital with stranguria, dysuria, and lower back pain of 10 days duration. Preoperative radiologic evaluation revealed the presence of ureteral stents, which had been in place since 1997. With the patient under general anesthesia, the bilateral stents were removed by urethral cystoscopy. No stone formation was noted. The procedure was easy and fast, and no intraoperative complications occurred.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)920-922
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 18 2018


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