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Migrated Hem-o-Lok clips in the ureter: a rare cause of recurrent urinary tract infection
  1. Prashant Shrivastava,
  2. Brusabhanu Nayak,
  3. Prabhjot Singh
  1. Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Brusabhanu Nayak, Assistant Professor, Urology; brusabhanu{at}


Erosion of surgical materials into the adjacent organs following surgical procedures is a rare complication. Migrations of these surgical materials into the urinary tract like pelvicalyceal system, ureter and bladder have been reported following various urological procedures. We present a case of migrated Hem-o-Lok clips into the ureter following a laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for angiomyolipoma of the left kidney presented with recurrent urinary tract infection. The case was managed with ureteroscopic removal of clips. The patient is asymptomatic on last follow-up.

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  • Contributors PS: manuscript writing, literature search; BN: manuscript editing, literature review, chief operating surgeon; PS: manuscript editing.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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