A new tool to aid the urologist in the placement of stents for impacted ureteral stones or strictures: The glide catheter

Raymond J. Leveillee, Vincent Bird

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We describe a technique one can use when only a lubricious wire is able to pass an impacted stone that could otherwise not be passed, over which a new hydrophilic 'Glide Catheter' is then passed beyond the stone. The lubricious wire can then be exchanged for a stiffer wire that will aid the retrograde passage of a ureteral catheter, stent, or other endourologic device in both a safe and effective manner. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)944-946
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2000


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  • Urology

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