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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2015, Article ID 273614, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/273614
Case Report

Endoscopic Removal of a Nitinol Mesh Stent from the Ureteropelvic Junction after 15 Years

1Department of Urology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
2Clinical Institute of Radiology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Received 20 September 2015; Accepted 24 November 2015

Academic Editor: Apul Goel

Copyright © 2015 Tomaž Smrkolj and Domagoj Šalinović. 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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