Despite Dislodgement Risks, Patients Are Requesting for the Smallest Stent Available

Stent discomfort is a common complaint among kidney stone patients, but did you know that some patients have resorted to requesting for excessively small stents?

Several members of our patient community tried persuading their urologists to use the smallest stent available, in hopes of minimizing discomfort. However, incorrectly sized stents pose higher risks of dislodging, which may require complicated surgical procedures to retrieve.

Some urologists select stents based on their patients’ body height and physique*. How do you determine the ideal stent size for your patient?

Read more here: Choosing the ideal length of a double-pigtail ureteral stent according to body height: study based on a Chinese population

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