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J Urol. 1988 Jan;139(1):37-8.

Symptoms arising from Double-J ureteral stents.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, England.


We investigated whether use of the Double-J ureteral stent causes untoward symptoms and complications. Of 20 patients evaluated by questionnaire 18 suffered 1 or more symptoms in the upper (for example loin pain) or lower (for example dysuria and frequency) urinary tract in the absence of infection. Despite the undoubted benefit in many patients, troublesome symptoms are common. We recommend early removal of the stents but we cannot implicate any correctable technical factors.

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