Section 49
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Combined antegrade and retrograde ureteral stenting: the rendezvous technique

Macrì, A.; Magno, C.; Certo, A.; Basile, A.; Scuderi, G.; Crescenti, F.; Famulari, C.

Clinical Radiology 60(2): 257-260


ISSN/ISBN: 0009-9260
PMID: 15664581
DOI: 10.1016/j.crad.2004.06.008
Accession: 048579377

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Ureteral stenting is a routine procedure in endourology. To increase the success rate in difficult cases, it may be helpful to use the rendezvous technique, a combined antegrade and retrograde approach. We performed 16 urological rendezvous in 11 patients with ureteral strictures or urologic lesions. The combined approach was successful in all patients, without morbidity or mortality. In our experience the rendezvous technique increased the success rate of antegrade ureteral stenting from 78.6 to 88.09% (p > 0.05). This procedure is a valid option in case of failure of conventional ureteral stenting.

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