Ureteral Stent Placement


What is a ureteral stent?

A ureteral stent is a small hollow plastic tube inserted into the ureter to treat or prevent a blockage that prevents the flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder. The stent may be placed for temporary relief. Other reasons include stricture (abnormal narrowing of the ureter), and outside forces such as a tumor pushing on the ureter and causing a blockage.