Keywords : ureter
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 5915-5922
Introduction: The increase in the usage of double J (DJ) ureteral stents in the management of a
variety of urinary tract disease processes mandates familiarity with these devices, their
consequences and their potential complications, which at times can be devastating. We
retrospectively reviewed our series with forgotten/retained DJ ureteric stents.
Aim: To study on retained double-j ureteral stents and stent indwelling time of more than 1 year .
Materials and methods: A clinical study in 30 patients presented to out-patient department with
retained DJ stent. All patients with prior history of DJ stenting and stent indwelling time of more
than 1 year were included in study. Results: Patients were in the age ranging from 4 years to 60
years. Out of 30 patients 18 were male and 12 were female. Stent indwelling time of study group
ranged from 1 year to 12 years, the average being 4.9 years. 2 patients with heavy stone burden
in kidney, ureter and bladder developed sepsis in the post-operative period which was managed
with appropriate antibiotics and resuscitative measures. 2 patients with elevated renal parameters
at the time of admission needed renal replacement therapy and died before surgical intervention.
Conclusion: Forgotten/retained stents in children are a source of severe morbidity,
additional/unnecessary hospitalisation and definitely financial strain.