Treatment Approaches to Urinary Stones Caused by Forgotten DJ Stents

Alma E., Ercil H., Sener N. C. , Eken A. , Kuyucu F., Demirci D. A. , ...More

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.40, pp.58-63, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Page Numbers: pp.58-63


Ureteral DJ stents have been used widely for years in urology practice. With increased use, complications have been increased and forgotton stents have started to cause problems. The most common complications are early pain and irritative symptoms. Late complications are bacterial colonization and stone formation because of the biofilm covering the stents. Treatment for a forgotten stent varies on many factors, such as stent localization and stone formation. In this article, we aimed to discuss our clinic approach on two different cases in light to current literature.