Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 466--468

Percutaneous removal of impacted double J stent in a transplant kidney


Rahul Kumar1, Chandan J Das1, Vathulru Seenu2, Amlesh Seth3 
1 Department of Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Surgical Discipline, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Chandan J Das
Department of Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi
India

Prophylactic double J (DJ) stent insertion has been adopted as a routine procedure in renal transplant patients for internal urinary diversion and for protecting ureteroneocystostomy anastomosis. The timely and early removal of stent has been proved to reduce the occurrence of stent-associated complications such as migration, encrustation, and infection. The most commonly used procedure of stent removal via retrograde cystoscopic approach can sometimes be technically very difficult leaving antegrade approach as another alternative to open surgery as the last resort. Here, we describe a case of antegradely removed impacted DJ stent by pushing it free into the urinary bladder followed by cystoscopic removal.


How to cite this article:
Kumar R, Das CJ, Seenu V, Seth A. Percutaneous removal of impacted double J stent in a transplant kidney.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2016;26:466-468


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Kumar R, Das CJ, Seenu V, Seth A. Percutaneous removal of impacted double J stent in a transplant kidney. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 May 26 ];26:466-468
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