Antegrade and Retrograde Ureteral Stenting

  • Peggy J. Fritzsche
Part of the Clinical Practice in Urology book series (PRACTICE UROLOG)


Ureteral stents have been used for many years to provide both short- and long- term drainage of the urinary tract. Early stents were primarily placed in conjunction with ureteral surgery. The efficacy of polyethylene in ureteral catheters was described in 1951 [11]. Retrograde placement of indwelling silicone rubber ureteral tubing was reported in 1967 for use in patients with ureteral obstruction [62].


Stent Placement Guide Wire Renal Pelvis Ureteral Stents Percutaneous Nephrostomy 
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