Ureteroscopy pp 251-255 | Cite as

The Role of Pre-stenting for Ureteroscopy

  • Samih Al-HayekEmail author
  • Timothy D. Averch
Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)


Many authors have investigated the role of ureteric stents after ureteroscopy. However, only few studies have evaluated the use of pre-stenting. This is defined as the insertion of a ureteral stent, by a separate procedure, prior to undertaking a planned ureteroscopy. This chapter discusses the advantages, disadvantages, and technical aspects of placing a stent before ureteroscopy.


Stent Placement Renal Stone Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Stone Size Ureteric Stents 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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