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Aktuelle Urol. 2018 Sep;49(5):422-428. doi: 10.1055/a-0658-0790. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

[Symptomatic urinary obstruction in patients with metastatic malignancies].

[Article in German; Abstract available in German from the publisher]

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Universitätsklinik für Urologie, Medizinische Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck.
Universitätsklinik für Radiologie, Medizinische Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck.


in English, German

Symptomatic urinary obstruction, characterised by decreased or absent urinary outflow, is a common concomitant disease in patients with urological malignancies or carcinomas forming abdominal metastases. While acute urinary obstruction is associated with renal colics, chronic urinary obstruction often goes unnoticed for a long time. In addition to intrinsic causes such as upper urinary tract tumours, this condition is often caused by external compression of the ureter by tumour masses. Placement of a ureteral JJ stent or a percutaneous nephrostomy tube results in early disobstruction. Depending on the prognosis of the underlying disease, a definitive surgical restoration may be considered.


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