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Retained neonatal ureteral stent post-ureteric reimplantation: a 26-year saga
  1. Alexander Luke Nesbitt1,2,
  2. Andre Joshi1,
  3. Marlon Perera1 and
  4. Adrian Clubb1
  1. 1Urology, Mater Hospital Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  2. 2School of Medicine, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Marlon Perera; marlonlperera{at}


Ureteral stents are an essential tool in modern day adult and paediatric urology. They are usually placed with the intention of removal or replacement after a specific time but may occasionally be forgotten or unintentionally retained. We present the case of a young man who presented with symptoms caused by a retained ureteric stent placed 26 years earlier during reconstructive ureteric surgery as an infant.

  • urological surgery
  • paediatric surgery
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  • Contributors ALN, AJ and MP all drafted parts of the article and critically revised it. AC critically revised the article. All authors were involved in the care of the patient clinically, and all authors approved the final publication.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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