BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr.02.2012.5736
  • Unexpected outcome (positive or negative) including adverse drug reactions

Ureteroscopic removal of forgotten ureteral stent

  1. Junichi Matsuzaki2
  1. 1Urology Department, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan
  2. 2Urology Department, Ohguchi Higashi General Hospital, Yokohama, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Takashi Kawahara, takashi_tk2001{at}


A 69-year-old female had a right ureteral stent placed due to ureteral stricture resulting from cervical cancer in March 2008. The ureteral stent migrated to the ureter and was not exchanged. A new ureteral stent was inserted, and was exchanged every 3 months. The patient was referred to our department to remove the forgotten ureteral stent. In January 2012, her old ureteral stent was removed ureteroscopically, and no ureteral stent encrustation was found.


  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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