CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Ann Natl Acad Med Sci 2023; 59(03): 166-169
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1769897
Community Case Study

Percutaneous Snaring and Retrieval of Cephalad Migrated Double J Stents in Pediatric Patients—A Bailout Technique Urologists Should Know

1   Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
Udit Chauhan
1   Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
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Double J (DJ) stents are placed in patients with obstructive uropathy to relieve the obstruction. Curved ends prevent slippage or migration of the stent. Antegrade migration into the urinary bladder or retrograde migration into the ureter are common complications. Mode of retrieval of migrated stents depends upon the location of the stent. We present a case series of four cases with percutaneous snaring of cephalad migrated DJ stents in pediatric patients.

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Authors' Contributions

Khanak Nandolia was involved in data collection, data analysis and interpretation, and drafting of the article. Udit Chauhan contributed to conception or design of the work, data analysis and interpretation, and critical revision of the article.

Publication History

Article published online:
16 June 2023

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