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Bakhtawar Gul Wazir
Akhtar Nawaz Orakzai
Sadia Shamsher
Mian Iftikhar Ul Haq


Objectives: To calculate the frequencies of symptomatic complications of pigtail ureteral stents and todetermine the effect of stent duration on symptomatic complications.® Methodology: All stented adult patients (PTFE Coated Cook 6 Fr Double J Stent) presenting at theInstitute of Kidney Diseases Hayatabad Peshawar were evaluated by history, examination, urine analysisand cultures, X-ray KUB and ultrasound KUB. SPSS version 11.0 was used for the data entry and analysis.Results are presented in the form of tables.Results: Out of 100 patients, 68% were males and 32% females. Stent indications included stone surgeryin 14% of cases, prior to extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) in 36%, ureteric obstruction in36%, pyeloplasty in 10%, and anuria in 4% of cases. Complications at 2 and 4 weeks were hematuria in52% and 40% of cases, flank pain in 48% and 58%, frequency of micturation in 66% and 78%, dysuria in72% and 80%, urgency in 60% and 72% and suprapubic pain in 42% and 50% of cases respectively.Conclusion: Ureteric stenting is a life saving procedure but associated with significant morbidity. It'sunnecessary and prolonged use should be avoided.

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Wazir BG, Orakzai AN, Shamsher S, Ul Haq MI. SYMPTOMATIC COMPLICATIONS OF URETERIC STENTS. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Oct. 14 [cited 2022 Dec. 7];25(3). Available from:
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