Ureterocolic fistula secondary to a self-expanding retrievable ureteral stent

George Ransford, David Pan, Ahmed Eldefrawy, Govindarajan Narayanan, Murugesan Manoharan

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Self-expanding stents are relatively new in the field of urology and have primarily been used for permanent remodeling of benign or malignant stricture. We are presenting a rare and interesting case of a ureterocolic fistula that formed secondary to placement of an expandable, retrievable metal stent in the ureter. After multiple retrieval efforts, the self-expanding metal stent was finally retrieved and a ureterocolic fistula was appreciated on antegrade pyelography. The patent chose to manage it non-surgically, with routine nephroureteral catheter exchanges, and her creatinine continues to remain stable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-241
Number of pages3
JournalCentral European Journal of Urology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013


  • Stent
  • Ureter
  • Ureterocolic fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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