Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Original Research

RMJ. 2019; 44(3): 517-520


Forgotten Double J Stent: An avoidable complication

Amanullah Abbasi, Sajid Ali Abbasi, Aamir Ali Shaikh, Azizullah Meerani, Ahmed Bux Shaikh, Nisar Ahmed Shaikh.

Abstract
Objective: To determine clinical presentation of forgotten double J stent and its management at our institution.
Methodology: This observational cross sectional was carried out at Chandka Medical College
from January 2016 to November 2017. Fifty patients, with forgotten double J stents, retained > 24 weeks duration, were included in the study. A detailed evaluation was performed, along with the questions regarding the patients’ opinion about the Double J stents. They were specially asked whether they knew about the stents or were they formally informed regarding the stents. All patients were managed according to their clinical condition.
Results: Out of 50 patients, 40 were males and 10 females. Age ranged from 18-69 years (mean 39 years). The time of presentation, after the double J stenting ranged from 7 months to as long as 120 months (mean=26 months). Seven patients (14%) had chronic kidney disease and additional 2 cases (4%) had ESRD. Twenty one (42%) cases had calculus formation over the stents. Twenty (40%) patients were not even aware of the placement of stents in their ureters. According to them, they were not informed by any member of the urology unit. Twenty five (50%) were in knowledge of it but were reluctant about its removal. In 5(10%), the relatives knew about the stent but never informed the patients.
Conclusion: Forgotten double J stents produce clinical features which range from dysuria to incontinence of urine and even ESRD. This avoidable complication is primarily due to the unawareness or ignorance of the patients and their relatives regarding the stent.

Key words: Forgotten double J stents, ureteroscopic lithotripsy, PCNL.



Share this Article


Advertisement
American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed.com
ScopeMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
BiblioCAM
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About ScopeMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Scopemed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMed® Information Services.
Scopemed Buttons