Forgotten Stent

About - Encrusted stent in the bladder. Normally removed in a few days or months from the bladder after insertion. However sometimes failure to recognize its presence can cause it to be left behind.

What is a stent - Stent is a thin flexible tube inserted temporarily into the ureter to drain urine from kidney to bladder, it is made of a soft elasticated material. Stent is normally removed within 2 to 6 weeks. Long term stent is left for 3 to 12 months.

Complications Infections of urinary tract, bleeding, encrustation or stone formation on the stent.

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