Metallic Wallstents: a new therapy for extrinsic ureteral obstruction.


Self-expanding metallic stents, frequently used in interventional radiology, were implanted into 15 obstructed ureters in 12 patients. The cause of obstruction was lymph node metastases of different malignant tumors or direct tumor compression of the ureter. Followup in 12 patients was 3 to 31 weeks. Immediately after implantation all stents drained well… (More)


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