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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 450-453

Transplant ureter should be stented routinely


Departments of Urology and Kidney Transplant, Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110 070, India

Correspondence Address:
Anant Kumar
Departments of Urology and Kidney Transplant, Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110 070
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.70594

PMID: 21116375

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Vesicoureteric complications present early after transplantation and contribute to patient morbidity, graft loss and mortality. Ureteral stenting provides a decrease in ureteroneocystostomy anastomotic complications following renal transplantation. There should be prophylactic stent insertion with endoscopic removal at a designated time post transplantation. With the addition of antibiotic prophylaxis post transplantation, ureteric stenting does not increase the rate of urinary tact infections. There is no significant increase in cost for stenting during transplantation in comparison to management of major ureteric complications. Routine stenting causes significant cost-saving per year and prevents anastomotic complications. It is wise to stent the transplant ureter routinely.


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