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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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GONZALO RODRIGUEZ, V. et al. The use of double J stent for prevention of urological complications in kidney transplants. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2008, vol.32, n.2, pp.225-229. ISSN 0210-4806.

Objetive: To analyze the impact of the use of the double J stent in the incidence of urological complications, like fistula urinary and ureteral obstruction in kidney transplants. Materials and methods: Between August 2003 and December 2005, 59 adult recipients underwent renal transplant. A retrospective study was conducted on two groups of patients: Group A with double J stent and group B without it. We reviewed the urological complications: fistula, ureteral obstruction and urinary tract infection. Results: Group A: One ureteral obstruction and two urinary fistulas (7%) were developed in this group. 13 patients (46%) had a positive urinary culture. In only one case was necessary to retire the double J stent because of ureteral obstruction. Group B: Four patients (13%) developed ureteral obstruction and another five (16%) developed urinary fistula. 9 patients (29%) had a positive urinary culture. Conclusion: The routine insertion of a double J stent in kidney transplants reduces the number of early complications urinary fistula and ureteral obstructions.

Keywords : Double J Stent; Kidney Transplant; Urological complications.

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