Choosing the ideal length of a double-pigtail ureteral stent according to body height: Study based on a chinese population

Chen Hsun Ho, Kuo How Huang, Shyh Chyan Chen, Yeong Shiau Pu, Shih Ping Liu, Hong Jeng Yu

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Abstract

Objective: We conducted this study to determine the ideal stent length according to body height, as data are limited. Patients and Methods: A total of 408 patients undergoing ureteroscopic lithotripsy and stent insertion (22, 24 or 26 cm) were enrolled. The appropriateness of the stent length was determined according to the plain films and was further compared among patients with different body heights and stent lengths. Results: In patients <160 cm, the use of a 22-cm stent was significantly more appropriate than a 24- or 26-cm stent (86.5, 51.9 and 46.4%). In patients between 160 and 175 cm, a 22- or 24-cm stent was significantly more appropriate than a 26-cm stent (79.2, 66.7 and 46.3%), while the difference between the use of a 22- and 24-cm stent was not significant. In patients >175 cm, a 24- or 26-cm stent might be more appropriate. Conclusions: Body heights can predict the ideal stent length. Based on a Chinese population, a 22-cm stent length is more appropriate for those <175 cm. A longer, 24- or 26-cm stent may be suitable for those >175 cm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-74
Number of pages5
JournalUrologia Internationalis
Volume83
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Double-pigtail ureteral stent
  • Stent length
  • Ureteral obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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