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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49

Encrusted Calculi Over a Forgotten Double J Ureteral Stent

Department of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication1-Mar-2017

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Sanjay Dhawan
Room 512, Old Resident Doctor’s Hostel, Lok Nayak Hospital, MAMC Campus, New Delhi 110002, Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/2394-7438.201106

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How to cite this article:
Dhawan S, Garg P, Lal P, Vindal A. Encrusted Calculi Over a Forgotten Double J Ureteral Stent. MAMC J Med Sci 2017;3:49

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Dhawan S, Garg P, Lal P, Vindal A. Encrusted Calculi Over a Forgotten Double J Ureteral Stent. MAMC J Med Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Oct 24];3:49. Available from: https://www.mamcjms.in/text.asp?2017/3/1/49/201106

A 30-year-old female patient presented with pain in the lower abdomen and left flank, which was associated with fever and burning micturition. She underwent vesico-vaginal fistula repair with bilateral double J ureteral stenting 5 years ago. Right double J ureteral stent (DJS) was removed in the follow-up period. The patient did not follow-up thereafter, and presented now with old, fragmented left side DJS in situ with two vesical calculi encrusted over the fragmented stent and a calcified fragment in the left renal pelvis [Figure 1]. The patient underwent open cystolithotomy [Figure 2] and was planned for left pyelolithotomy for encrusted stone over broken DJS in the left renal pelvis. The patient was again lost to our follow-up despite being advised an open pyelolithotomy procedure for the renal calculi.
Figure 1: X-ray kidney, ureter and bladder (KUB) showing two vesical calculi formed over broken fragments of double J stent in urinary bladder and left calcified double J fragment in left renal pelvis

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Figure 2: Removed vesical calculi over double J stent

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The patient and the patient’s relatives should be informed about the need, complications and timely removal of DJS. The use of the DJS should be documented (name, address and contact information). Kelkar and Patil[1] managed a similar patient with a forgotten DJS and severe multiple large encrusted stones in the bladder and the renal pelvis, and with cystoscopic removal of bladder stone and right pyelolithotomy and ureterolithotomy. Learning point is that such patients who are prone to non compliance should be operated in the same hospital admission sitting, because they pose a similar risk of losing to follow-up repeatedly and, thereby, complicate their well-being further.

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Kelkar V, Patil D. Management of forgotten double J stent and severe multiple large encrusted stones in the bladder and renal pelvis. Cent Eur J Urol 2012;65:239-41.  Back to cited text no. 1


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