A 57-year-old male asked:
how long can a stent be left in after a lithotripsy?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Michael Korona answered
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Depends.: Depending on the amount of stone debris you have in your kidney's urine collecting system (called the renal calyces and the renal pelvis) and the ureter. Your Urologist may take the stent out in a few days to a few weeks. The stents have to be changed periodically, so they don't become blocked.
Answered on May 8, 2015
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