Migrated ureteric stent

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Left ureteric stent. Follow up CT scan. Unexpected finding.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Stent coiled in the pelvis within the dependent position in the urinary bladder.




Bilateral renal calculi.

Left distal ureteric with a moderate nephrohydroureter.

A whole ureteric stent lies coiled within the urinary bladder.

Case Discussion

A ureteric stent is widely placed for urinary tract obstruction for a range of indications.

Placement may be by an antegrade or retrograde approach.

Rarely the stent migrates - in this case, the whole stent lies in the bladder.

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Case information

rID: 31079
Published: 20th Sep 2014
Last edited: 21st May 2018
System: Urogenital
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