Ureteral occlusion prosthesis

Michele Gallucci, Andrea Vincenzoni, Manlio Schettini, Massimo Tavani, Antonio Paone, Antonio Zaccara

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Although temporary or definitive complete ureteral occlusion is rarely needed, there is a considerable number of reports introducing different devices to achieve this goal, most of which can be inserted with minimally invasive procedures. Easy placement is considered of paramount importance, as the candidates are very often in bad general condition as a result of previous surgery, radiotherapy, or other palliative treatments for cancer. A device that can be inserted and removed percutaneously is presented herein. It can be employed in cases of ureteral fistulas resulting from radiotherapy and ureterosigmoidostomy with good results. The technique is simple and not time consuming.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-355
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Endourology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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