Stent failure in the management of malignant extrinsic ureteral obstruction: risk factors.

@article{Kamiyama2011StentFI,
  title={Stent failure in the management of malignant extrinsic ureteral obstruction: risk factors.},
  author={Yoshihiro Kamiyama and Shinobu Matsuura and Masanori Kato and Yuko Abe and Shunichi Takyu and Kazuyuki Yoshikawa and Yoichi Arai},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={379-82}
}
There is still controversy surrounding the indications for performing either a retrograde ureteral stent or percutaneous nephrostomy to manage malignant extrinsic ureteral obstruction (MEUO). We retrospectively analyzed 53 patients who underwent a decompression of MEUO using retrograde ureteral stent. Ureteral stent failure occurred in 18 of 53 patients (34%). Multivariate analysis showed that gastrointestinal cancer as the primary disease, poor preoperative performance status and severe… CONTINUE READING

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