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Volume 2011, Article ID 502191, 3 pages
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Case Report

Successful Treatment of Stent Knot in the Proximal Ureter Using Ureteroscopy and Holmium Laser

1Department of Urology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
2Urology Division, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati (UC), Cincinnati, OH 45221, USA

Received 16 February 2011; Accepted 16 March 2011

Academic Editor: M. Mack

Copyright © 2011 Masters M. Richards et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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