What is the role of a retrograde stent in the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI) during pregnancy?

Updated: Aug 17, 2021
  • Author: Raisa O Platte, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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A retrograde stent or a percutaneous nephrostomy tube should be placed to relieve ureteral colic or decompress an obstructed infected collecting system. More invasive procedures, such as ureteroscopic stone extraction, [33] are rarely indicated. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is contraindicated in pregnancy.


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