Experience with urethral stent explantation.

@article{Shah2003ExperienceWU,
  title={Experience with urethral stent explantation.},
  author={Darshan K Shah and Rakesh Kapoor and Gopal H. Badlani},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={169 4},
  pages={1398-400}
}
PURPOSE We examined the timing, causes and results of the explantation of UroLume (American Medical Systems, Minnetonka, Minnesota) urethral stents. MATERIALS AND METHODS The North American Study Group enrolled 465 patients in a trial of UroLume stent placement, including 69 (14.8% of the series) who required removal of a total of 73 stents (15.6% of stents) in 7 years. The time of explantation, reason for stent removal and local histological findings were determined from patient charts and… CONTINUE READING

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