World Journal of Urology

, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp 449–451 | Cite as

Short-term ureteral catheter stenting after uncomplicated transurethral uretero-lithotomy

  • Teiichiro AoyagiEmail author
  • Tadashi Hatano
  • Masaaki Tachibana
  • Makoto Hata
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Short-term (1 or 2 post-operative days) ureteral catheter stenting after transurethral uretero-lithotomy (TUL) to avoid flank pain due to transient ureteral edema is described. Patients who underwent TUL for middle or distal ureteral stones with a rigid ureteroscope without complications during the procedures were the candidates for short-term ureteral stenting. An end-hole ureteral catheter, used to insert a guide wire during TUL, were used for stenting. The tip of the catheter was located near the renal pelvis and the other end was introduced outside through the urethra with a 14 F urethral catheter. The stent and catheter were removed on post-operative day 1 or 2. For the 18 patients treated using this method, the time of analgesic use after stent removal was 0.6±0.8, indicating a sufficient duration of stenting. Short-term ureteral catheter stenting is a cheap and easy way for post-operative management for uncomplicated TUL.


TUL Ureteroscopy Ureteral stent Analgesics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teiichiro Aoyagi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tadashi Hatano
    • 1
  • Masaaki Tachibana
    • 1
  • Makoto Hata
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyTokyo Medical University
  2. 2.Department of UrologyIchikawa General Hospital

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