Removal of UroLume endoprosthesis using holmium : YAG laser


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

JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY, cilt.15, ss.947-948, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1089/089277901753284198
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.947-948

Özet

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.