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PURPOSE Double-pigtail stent intolerance reduces patient's quality of life. By decreasing the amount of material within the bladder, it should be possible to attenuate stent's symptoms. We evaluated the tolerance of a new stent with a dedicated questionnaire. METHODS The major innovation of the pigtail suture stent (PSS) is in the replacement of the lower(More)
Dear Editor: The ureteral stents are defined as devices that are inserted inside obstructive ureters to maintain patency. Ureteral obstruction caused by extrinsic compression is a challenge in the management of malignant diseases. 1,2 First, adequate stent placement across an obstructed ureter does not necessarily guarantee urine patency. 1 Moreover, the(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is recommended for treating staghorn stones or stones measuring > 20 mm. Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) or flexible ureteroscopy (URS) may be used as a complement. However, PCNL can cause trauma to the kidney parenchyma, and patients may find a noninvasive procedure, such as ESWL, to be more(More)
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