What is a JJ stent urology?
A ureteric stent (also called a J-J stent or double-J stent) is a thin, flexible plastic tube which is curled at both ends to avoid damaging the kidney and urinary bladder and to prevent it from dislocating. The stent is placed so that its upper end is in the kidney and its lower end is in the urinary bladder.
What is a double J stent used for?
Double J stents have been used for more than 25 years and have become a staple of the urological endoscopic armamentarium. They are used mainly for stabilization of the ureter after surgery and to provide drainage through a ureter that may be obstructed, leaking, dysfunctional, or strictured.
How long can a double J stent stay in?
Double-J (DJ) stents are among the basic and commonly used tools in urology. The DJ stent generally needs to be replaced or removed within 6 weeks to 6 months to avoid complications like encrustations, stone formation, fractures and blockades of stents.
Does stent damage kidney?
Conclusions: Chronic renal failure caused by encrusted stents in a functionally solitary kidney is a disastrous complication of forgotten stents. Prevention is, of course, ideal, but such cases are still seen despite increasing awareness.
Can a stent damage your kidney?
How serious is having a kidney stent put in?
Many patients do not experience problems with the stents. In the majority of the patients experiencing side effects they are minor and tolerable. However sometimes they can be moderate to severe in nature. A small amount of blood in the urine.
How long do kidney stents last?
Stent replacement Your stent will need to be replaced about every 3 to 6 months. Your healthcare provider will tell you when it needs to be changed. Leaving your stent in place for too long can lead to: Your ureter becoming blocked.
Can a kidney stone pass through a stent?
In this case the safest course of action is to treat with antibiotics and “bypass” the stone by placing a stent. This allows the infected urine to drain around the stone. The stone is still present, but is no longer causing obstruction.