Ureteral stents are thin tubes inserted into the ureter to treat or prevent a blockage that prevents the flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder. They are one of the most crucial tools used for various clinical conditions in the urological field. The most common reason for ureteral stents is the treatment of kidney stones.
In the past few decades, ureteral stents have undergone notable technological advancements, and different stent types are available, designed to reduce infections, and improve patient symptoms and tolerance. Do you want to know more about types of ureteral stents? Don’t miss this Urology Cheat Sheet!