Any self-expanding nitinol stent used in:
(1) In bile ducts to palliate malignant biliary obstruction; and
(2) In the male urethra to manage obstruction in benign prostatic hypertrophy.
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Wattam, "Fracture of memotherm metallic stents in the biliary tract," Cardio Vascular and Interventional Radiology, vol.
The stone formation in the Memotherm (Angiomed) urethral stent implantation area is a rare complication.
His medical history revealed previous internal urethrotomy surgery 3 times for the treatment of urethral stricture and the Memotherm urethral stent was placed 6 years before.
Therefore, to treat recurrent urethral strictures, permanent metallic urethral stents (UroLume, American Medical Systems; Memotherm, Angiomed) have been used.[sup.1]-[sup.3]
Memotherm is a thermoactive stent constructed of niti-nol.
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study reporting stone formation in the Memotherm urethral stent implantation area.
Long-term results of permanent urethral stent Memotherm implantation in the management of recurrent bulbar urethral stenosis.