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J Endourol. 2001 Nov;15(9):947-8.

Removal of urolume endoprosthesis using holmium:YAG laser.

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  • 1Department of Urology, Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, Turkey.


A potential complication of UroLume endoprosthesis is migration, which may necessitate removal of the stent. Stent removal may be associated with complications such as urethral injury, bleeding, and external sphincter trauma. We report a patient in whom a holmium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Ho:YAG) laser was used to cut the UroLume endoprosthesis into fragments, which led to easy and uneventful stent removal.

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