Removal of retrievable self-expandable urethral stents: experience in 58 stents

  title={Removal of retrievable self-expandable urethral stents: experience in 58 stents},
  author={Ji Hoon Shin and H-y Song and Hyungkeun Park and Jin Hyoung Kim and Heung-kyu Ko and Yong Jae Kim and C L Woo and Tae-hyung Kim and G S Ko and Hyun-Ki Yoon and K F Sung},
  journal={European Radiology},
The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of removing retrievable self-expandable urethral stents using a retrieval hook wire. Under fluoroscopic guidance, the removal of 58 polyurethane or PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene)-covered stents was attempted in 33 patients using a retrieval hook wire. Indications for removal were elective removal (n=21), stent migration (n=19), formation of tissue hyperplasia around or inside of the stent (n=14), stent deformity… CONTINUE READING


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