Removal of UroLume endoprosthesis using holmium : YAG laser

Kural A. R. , Tüfek İ. , Akpinar H., Gürtuğ A.

JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY, vol.15, no.9, pp.947-948, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/089277901753284198
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.947-948


A potential complication of UroLume endoprosthesis is migration, which may necessitate removal of the stent. Stent removal may be associated with complications such as urethral injury, bleeding, and external sphincter trauma. We report a patient in whom a holmium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Ho:YAG) laser was used to cut the UroLume endoprosthesis into fragments, which led to easy and uneventful stent removal.