Current outcome of patients with ureteral stents for the management of malignant ureteral obstruction.

@article{Izumi2011CurrentOO,
  title={Current outcome of patients with ureteral stents for the management of malignant ureteral obstruction.},
  author={Kouji Izumi and Atsushi Mizokami and Yuji Maeda and Eitetsu Koh and Mikio Namiki},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2011},
  volume={185 2},
  pages={556-61}
}
PURPOSE We analyzed the prognostic factors associated with overall survival and predictive factors of stent failure in patients treated with an indwelling retrograde ureteral stent for malignant ureteral obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Among 186 Japanese patients treated with an indwelling retrograde ureteral stent for ureteral obstruction from January 2005 to March 2010, 61 with malignant ureteral obstruction and 95 ureteral units were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS Median survival… CONTINUE READING

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