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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2013, Article ID 302351, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/302351
Case Report

A Novel Type of Ureteral Stents in the Treatment of a Bilateral Iatrogenic Transaction of the Ureters

1Department of Extravascular Interventional Radiology, Careggi University Hospital of Florence, Largo Brambilla 3, 50100 Florence, Italy
2Department of Radiology, Careggi University Hospital of Florence, Largo Brambilla 3, 50100 Florence, Italy
3Department of Radiology, New Hospital of Mugello, Viale della Resistenza 60, Borgo San Lorenzo, 50032 Florence, Italy
4Department of Urology 1, Careggi University Hospital of Florence, Largo Brambilla 3, 50100 Florence, Italy

Received 4 March 2013; Accepted 7 July 2013

Academic Editors: N. Eke and G. L. Gravina

Copyright © 2013 Ernesto Mazza 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.

Abstract

This report illustrates the case of a patient who suffered an iatrogenic complete injury of both ureters after a complex surgical procedure to remove a large sacral chordoma. Ureteral recanalization was achieved with two removable, autoexpandable, and polytetrafluoroethylene covered nitinol stents. To our knowledge, we describe the first application of this type of stents to treat a bilateral ureteral transection. Despite the bad general conditions of the patient, the ureteral stents successfully restored and maintained the bilateral ureteral continuity.