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What happens in a urethral stent removal?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
A few steps.: First, a urethral stent (urolume) is in the urethra and usually placed in men with enlarged prostates and urinary obstruction who cannot have surgery. These stents are removed in the operating room, under anesthesia, with the aid of a rigid cystoscope. Ureteral stents are more common, usually used in kidney stone disease. These are pulled by a string or by flexible cystoscopy in the office.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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