How Far could a Ureteral Stent become a Cardiovascular Danger?
Author(s): Chafiki J, Janane A, Ghadouane M, Ameur A and Abbar MChafiki 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 , previous vascular reconstruction procedures , extirpative surgery for pelvic or abdominal malignant disease , pelvic irradiation urolithiasis, urinary diversion procedure , extensive ureteral mobilization and prolonged indwelling ureteral stent . 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. .. View More»