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What is a distal ureteral?
Following balloon dilation or incision of ureteral strictures, placement of stents maintains the functionality of the ureters. Stents may also be used in the presence of kidne…y stones to manipulate or prevent stone migration prior to treatment.
A ureter may become obstructed as a result of a number of conditions including kidney stones, tumors, blood clots, postsurgical swelling, or infection. A ureteral stent is pla…ced in the ureter to restore the flow of urine to the bladder.
Stents are removed same way they are placed, via a cystoscope. Patient is scoped and a grasper grabs the stent part that remains in the bladder.
the removal of the stent does not hurt the only pain you will feel is when they insert the tube which lasts for about 30 sec.
Obstruction or blockage in the ureter(s); the tubes that transport urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
There is a stone at the end of your ureter, the tube from your kidney draining urine into the bladder and the ureter is dilated around the stone.
I don't have one "in" yet, but it's scheduled for three days from now and the schedule has it as a day surgery (inserted from the bladder ) with me leaving maybe 6~7 hou…rs after arrival, depending upon how fast I recover from anesthesia, etc.
side effects of a ureteral stent are pressure in the abdomen and escruciating pain when urinating. removal is not painful at all. I've just had a cystoscopy with laser destruc…tion and stent insertion yesterday.
Insertion is most often done through the skin (percutaneously); however, in the presence of kidney or ureteral stones, stenting is ideally done during cystoscopy.
thin catheters threaded into segments of the ureter that carry urine, produced by the kidney, either down into the bladder internally, or to an external collection system.
Stent replacement is recommended approximately every six months or more often in patients who form stones.
ureter = the tube through which you pee. it is closed up but not completely.
Bleeding, Catheter migration or dislodgement, Coiling of the stent within the ureter, Introduction or worsening of infection, Penetration of adjacent organs (e.g., bowel, gall…bladder, or lungs)
If a ureter is obstructed and ureteral stenting is not possible, a nephrostomy may be performed. During this procedure, a tube is placed through the skin on the patient's back…, into the area of the kidney that collects urine.
Normally, a ureteral stent re-establishes the flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder. Postoperative urine flow will be monitored to ensure the stent has not been dislodg…ed or obstructed.