Direct Primary or Secondary Percutaneous Ureteral Stenting: What Is the Most Compliant Option in Patients with Malignant Ureteral Obstructions?

@article{Carrafiello2007DirectPO,
  title={Direct Primary or Secondary Percutaneous Ureteral Stenting: What Is the Most Compliant Option in Patients with Malignant Ureteral Obstructions?},
  author={Gianpaolo Carrafiello and Domenico Lagan{\`a} and Domenico Lumia and Andrea Giorgianni and Monica Mangini and Domenico Santoro and Salvatore Cuffari and Alberto Mario Marconi and Raffaele Novario and Carlo Fugazzola},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={30},
  pages={974-980}
}
The objective of this study was to analyze three ureteral stenting techniques in patients with malignant ureteral obstructions, considering the indications, techniques, procedural costs, and complications. In the period between June 2003 and June 2006, 45 patients with bilateral malignant ureteral obstructions were evaluated (24 males, 21 females; average age, 68.3; range, 42–87). All of the patients were treated with ureteral stenting: 30 (mild strictures) with direct stenting (insertion of… CONTINUE READING
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