Stents and urethral strictures: a lesson learned?

Abstract

Originally developed for vascular use, the concept of maintaining the patency of a lumen with a self-retaining endoprosthesis dates back to 1969. In 1980, Fabian was the first to describe the use of a stent in the lower urinary tract to maintain patency of the prostatic urethra in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia [1]. Subsequently, the indications… (More)

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@article{Palminteri2008StentsAU, title={Stents and urethral strictures: a lesson learned?}, author={Enzo Palminteri}, journal={European urology}, year={2008}, volume={54 3}, pages={498-500} }