A new thermo-expandable shape-memory nickel-titanium alloy stent for the management of ureteric strictures.

@article{Kulkarni1999ANT,
  title={A new thermo-expandable shape-memory nickel-titanium alloy stent for the management of ureteric strictures.},
  author={Ravi P Kulkarni and Elizabeth A Bellamy},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={1999},
  volume={83 7},
  pages={755-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the ease on insertion, patient tolerance, undesirable side-effects, degree of encrustation and duration of upper tract decompression with a new thermo-expandable shape memory alloy ureteric stent. PATIENTS AND METHODS From November 1996 to October 1998, 15 patients with ureteric strictures were treated with a new nickel-titanium shape-memory alloy stent, the Memokath 051 (Engineers & Doctors A/S, Hornbaek, Denmark). A total of 22 insertions were carried out. Ureteric… CONTINUE READING