Saturday, April 16, 2011

Urethral stents

Urethral stents are plastic, metal, or biodegradable mesh tubes placed in the urethra to correct an obstruction in the flow of urine from the bladder. The placement of a stent in the urethra, whether anterior or prostatic, depends on the circumstances of individual cases and the type of stent considered. However, certain indications are accepted for urethral stent placement as outlined in 2007 and 2010 expert recommendations. Read more about the indications and contraindications of urethral stent placement.

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