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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2014 pp 297-298
Endourological Management of a Forgotten Double J Stent
Deepak Bolbandi1, Shubhatara Swamy2, Nayanatara3
1Assistant Professor, 2 Clinical Research Assistant, 3Consultant Radiologist
Department of Urology, Rajarajeshwari Medical College, Bangalore, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.
The Double-J (DBJ) stent has become one of the most commonly used treatment modalities for internal drainage after endourological procedures, since 1967 when it was first used by Zimskind and colleague. It is an effective method for post-operative management of ureteral calculi, ureteral stricture, congenital anomaly, retroperitoneal tumor, or iatrogenic ureteral injury. However, the complications both short and long term, of an indwelling DBJ should not be ruled out. Short term complications include haematuria, dysuria, back pain and retrograde migration of the stent itself. Amongst the long term complications – breakage, encrustations, stone formation or occlusion of the stent itself may occur.