Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2013, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (2): 124-126.doi: 10.1016/S1001-9294(13)60035-8

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Ureteral Stent Fragmentation:a Case Report and Review of Literature

Ji-rui Niu, Zhi-gang Ji*, Shi Rong, Quan-zong Mao, Hua Fan, and Xiao He   

  1. Department of Urology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2012-07-11 Published:2013-06-26 Online:2013-06-26
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SINCE the introduction of double J stents in 1978, ureteral stents have become an integral tool in treating ureteral obstruction from calculi and other causes.1 Owing to the widespread usage of indwelling ureteral catheters, a number of possible complications such as migration, infection, pyelonephritis, breakage, encrustation, stone formation, and ureteral stents fragmentation have been noted.2 Of all the complications, ureteral stent fragmentation was sporadically reported and believed to be rare.3 Here we present a case of fragmentation of a new type of double J stent, which was used to provide free drainage to the bladder after balloon dilation.

Key words: ureteral stent fragmentation, ureteral foreign body, complication

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