Fractured retained ureteral stent in a patient lost to follow-up

Kiavash Nikkhou, Hristos Z. Kaimakliotis, Dinesh Singh

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Retained ureteral stents in patients lost to follow-up present a challenge to urologists. Patients may present with recurrent flank pain, pyelonephritis, stent migration or encrustation, and ureteral obstruction, with resultant renal failure. Rarely, a long-indwelling period may result in stent fragmentation. Herein, we present a case of a fractured retained ureteral stent noted in a patient lost to follow-up for five years and resurfaced only after complaints of contralateral renal colic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1829-1830
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Endourology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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