Ureteric Stent

a thin tube inserted into the ureter to prevent or treat obstruction of the urine flow from the kidney.

The length of the stents used in adult patients varies between 24 to 30 cm. The stent is usually inserted with the aid of a cystoscope. One or both ends of the stent may be coiled to prevent it from moving out of place, this is called a JJ stent, double J stent or pig-tail stent.

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