A ureteral stent is a thin, hollow tube that is placed in the ureter to help urine flow from the kidney into the bladder. Benefits include:
  • Relieve ureteral obstruction (stones, cancer, stricture) and provide drainage
  • Promote healing of the ureter by providing internal support after a ureteral procedure or anastomosis
  • Prevent potential complications by helping place a guidewire into the ureter
  • Assist in dilating the ureter before the next ureteroscopy
  • Bypass obstructions, either from internal or external causes

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