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Stent Placement With UPJ Repair

Question: One of my doctors performed a robotic assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty for severe hydronephrosis secondary to ureteropelvic junction obstruction. He also indicates that he did a placement of a double J stent. The patient has a previously placed nephrostomy tube. Documentation states, “The stent was then passed via the open renal pelvis into the bladder, and the proximal end was then placed [...]

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