New developments in the use of prostatic stents
Athanasios G Papatsoris, Islam Junaid, Alexandra Zachou, Stefanos Kachrilas, Faruquz Zaman, Junaid Masood, Noor Buchholz
Department of Endourology, Barts and the London NHS Trust, London, UK
Abstract: Bladder outflow obstruction is a very common age-related clinical entity due to a variety of benign and malignant diseases of the prostate. Surgical treatment under general or regional anesthesia is not suitable for high-risk elderly patients who seek minimally invasive management. Unfortunately, for patients who are not fit for transurethral and/or laser prostatectomy, few treatment options remain, other than long-term catheterization and insertion (under local anesthesia) of a prostatic stent. In this review, we present developments in the use of prostatic stents.
Keywords: prostatic stent, stent migration, urethal lumen, bladder outlet obstruction
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