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Broken retrieval string leads to failed self-removal of a double-J ureteral stent.
Department of Urology, Dalhousie University, QE II Health Sciences Centre, Halif
Feb 2004 (Vol. 11, Issue 1, Pages( 2139 - 2140)


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  • Double-J ureteral stents facilitating the drainage of urine from the kidney to the bladder are widely used. Stents designed for patient self-removal are commonplace. We report a case of urosepsis that lead to the incidental discovery of a failed self-removal of a double-J ureteral stent. The retrieval cord broke during self-removal and the patient mistook the string for the stent. Adequate patient education is essential to assure successful self-removal.

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