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Transurethral retrieval of a proximally dislodged ureteral stent
  1. R. J Cardosi1,
  2. M. S Hoffman1 and
  3. B Zweibel2
  1. 1 Division of Gynecologic Oncology and
  2. 2 Department of Radiology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida


A proximally migrated ureteral stent into the renal pelvis is an uncommon problem that poses a difficult technical challenge. A 32-year-old woman had her ureteral stent inadvertently dislodged into the renal pelvis at the time of stent exchange. The stent was successfully retrieved and repositioned transurethrally with a snare fed through the left ureter and into the renal pelvis. This is a relatively noninvasive method of retrograde retrieval of a proximally dislodged ureteral stent.

  • stent retrieval
  • ureteral stent

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