NICOLAE GRIGORE, VALENTIN PIRVUT, IONELA MIHAI, ADRIAN HASEGAN, SEBASTIAN IOAN CERNUSCA MITARIU SIDE-EFFECTS OF POLYURETHANE URETERAL STENTS WITH OR WITHOUT HYDROGEL COATING IN UROLOGIC PATHOLOGY Ureteral stents represent one of the most utilized medical device in urology, as a minimally invasive alternative to preserve urine outflow. The ideal ureteral stent which combines long-term efficacy with a very low rate of side effects is still missing from the urologist armamentarium. The main material for ureteral stents production is polyurethane. In order to improve the side-effects and complications of polyurethane stents, special coatings were developed. The aim of this study is to evaluate short-term side-effects and complications of different polyurethane stents with or without coating used in urologic field.
Keywords: ureteral stents, medical device, polyuretane