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Ureteral stenting

Ureteral stenting, also referred to as a double J stent, is a medical procedure aimed at alleviating urinary blockages by temporarily inserting a slender, flexible plastic tube into the ureter. This tube serves the purpose of facilitating the drainage of urine from the kidney into the bladder.


The ureters, responsible for transporting urine from the kidneys to the bladder, typically consist of one connection per kidney. However, in rare instances, both ureters may become obstructed, necessitating the placement of bilateral ureteral stents. In such cases, a stent is inserted into each ureter to restore proper urinary flow.


The duration for which the stent remains in place can vary significantly, ranging from a few days to several weeks or even months, depending on the specific circumstances and requirements of the patient.