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Lithotripsy and Stent placement

Is it common practive to insert a stent 7 days prior to a Lithotripsy procedure?
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Hi,

'Lithotripsy is generally safe. However, as with any medical procedure, complications can occur. Those related to lithotripsy include: Blockage of urine flow from the kidney due to pieces of stone. If this causes severe pain or blockage of the kidney, a tube may be placed through your back and into the kidney to keep the kidney drained until all the fragments pass out. Sometimes, a thin mesh tube called a stent is placed into the body (from the kidney to the bladder) before ESWL to prevent this from happening. A stent is usually put in the body after laser lithotripsy.'

You could read more about the procedure and the post operative management at the following link -

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007113.htm

Follow up with your doctor and clear out any doubts that you have and let us know if you need any other information.

Post us about how you are doing.

Regards.
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