Renal transplant ureteral stenosis: Treatment by self-expanding metallic stent

Cantasdemir M. , Kantarci F. , Numan F. , Mihmanli I. , Kalender B.

CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, cilt.26, sa.1, ss.85-87, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00270-002-1962-5
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.85-87


We report the use of a metallic stent in a transplant ureteral stenosis. A 28-year-old man with chronic renal failure due to chronic pyelonephritis, who received a living-donor renal transplant, presented with transplant ureteral stenosis. The stenosis was unresponsive to balloon dilation and was treated by antegrade placement of a self-expanding Memotherm stent. The stented ureter stayed patent for 3 years. It may be reasonable to treat post-transplant ureteral stenosis resistant to balloon dilation with self-expanding metallic stents. However, long-term follow-up is required to evaluate the efficacy of this treatment.