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Staph Infection Caused by Stent Removal?

My mom had a non-functioning stent removed in mid-April in a urologists office. The urologist inserted an aparatus with a flexible "arm" sort of thing that pulled it out. Almost one month later, she was hospitalized with what one doctor said was a "kidney staph infection." A month after being released, she was hospitalized again with a kidney abscess. Could these infections be related to the actual stent removal procedure?
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Hi,

The stent generally aims to improve the flow of urine. Most infections tend to occur in the presence of stasis. The removal of a stent that doesn’t seem to work supports that there is still a problem with obstruction and urine stasis – hence while this persists – the risk of infection likewise persists.
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