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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 427-428

Removal of migrated metallic prostatic stent by holmium laser

Department of Urology, Ratna Memorial Hospital, Pune (Maharashtra), India

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S S Bapat
Ratna Memorial Hospital, 968 Senapati Bapat Road
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.70586

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A 90-year-old male with prostatic hyperplasia with a history of ischemic heart disease and right-sided hemiplegia had undergone a Urolume stent placement because of acute urinary retention 9 months earliar. The stent had migrated into the bladder causing dysuria and a poor stream of urine. We fragmented the prostatic stent by Holmium (HO: YAG) laser followed by a laser prostatectomy. After the procedure, the patient voided satisfactorily.

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