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How Far could a Ureteral Stent become a Cardiovascular Danger? | Abstract
Medical & Surgical Urology

Medical & Surgical Urology
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9857

Abstract

How Far could a Ureteral Stent become a Cardiovascular Danger?

Chafiki J, Janane A, Ghadouane M, Ameur A and Abbar M

Introduction:

Vascular complications involving the ureter are rare and usually present as an arterio-ureteral fistula. They can arise in several situations including degenerative iliac artery disease [1], previous vascular reconstruction procedures [2], extirpative surgery for pelvic or abdominal malignant disease [3], pelvic irradiation urolithiasis, urinary diversion procedure [4], extensive ureteral mobilization and prolonged indwelling ureteral stent [5]. Venous complications during the installation of the ureteral endoprosthesis are uncommon than arterial complications. We report a very rare case of simultaneous ureter and iliac vein perforation with intravenous migration of a ureteral stent through the inferior vena cava till the right atrium.