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Endourological management of ureteric stump syndrome
  1. Nikita Shrivastava,
  2. Priyank Bhargava and
  3. Gautam Ram Choudhary
  1. Urology, AIIMS Jodhpur, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Priyank Bhargava; drpriyankb{at}


A man in his 50s presented with right flank pain and intermittent haematuria for 15 days. He was evaluated and diagnosed to have bilateral staghorn renal calculi with left poorly functioning kidney. He underwent right kidney stone clearance followed by laparoscopic left simple nephrectomy. Postoperatively, he developed recurrent urinary tract infections. On evaluation, non-contrast CT of the abdomen revealed calculus in left ureteral stump and he was diagnosed to have ureteric stump syndrome. He underwent ureteroscopy which revealed multiple stump calculi and complete stone clearance was achieved. Currently, the patient is asymptomatic and doing well after a follow-up of 1 year.

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Urological surgery
  • Hematuria

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  • Contributors Concept and design; manuscript editing and manuscript review: NS, PB, GRC. Definition of intellectual content, literature search; data collection and statistical analysis; manuscript preparation; illustration: NS, PB. All authors read and approved the final version of the manuscript.

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