Indian Journal of Urology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68--70

Prostate stents as ultima ratio in unfit patients


J Reichle1, S Turk1, F Chinegwundoh1, Noor NP Buchholz2 
1 Dept. of Urology, Newham University Hospital, London, United Kingdom
2 Barts and The London NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Noor NP Buchholz
Director Endourology and Stone Services, Barts and The London NHS Trust, London EC1A 7BE
United Kingdom

Prostate stents have widely been abandoned. Indeed, to date there are many minimally invasive treatment options which can benefit even patients who are medically unfit to undergo transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). We present three cases that illustrate that, in spite of all those new options, prostate stents, in particular the thermo-expandable ones that can easily be removed if necessary, have some value as a last resort in selected cases.


How to cite this article:
Reichle J, Turk S, Chinegwundoh F, Buchholz NN. Prostate stents as ultima ratio in unfit patients.Indian J Urol 2006;22:68-70


How to cite this URL:
Reichle J, Turk S, Chinegwundoh F, Buchholz NN. Prostate stents as ultima ratio in unfit patients. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2006 [cited 2019 Dec 7 ];22:68-70
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