D.J Stenting

D.J Stenting By India's Premier Vascular Surgeons

DJ stent is the short form for double “J’ stent. It is a tiny tube that is placed within the body from the Kidney to the Urinary bladder. It is kept for about six weeks. The lower portion that is within the Urinary bladder is sort of a usual “J” whereas the upper portion is like a mirror image. The shape helps in retain the stent in the body. Double J/Ureteric Stenting is the procedure which is mostly used for treating Dural Arteriovenous Fistula

Upper urinary tract obstruction, infection caused by hydronephrosis, safety concerns (injury) and renal failure secondary to ureteral obstruction.

The DJ stenting could be carried out under spinal anesthesia and in women even under local anesthesia. Local anesthesia is feasible as there aren’t any pain nerves in the bladder and solely distention of the Kidney is agonizing. The cystoscopy is used for the procedure. First a guide wire is gone through the ureter to the Kidney. The DJ stent is then passed over the guide wire and pushed in via a pusher.

Usually 6 weeks of placement of the DJ stent should suffice. Since it’s a remote body it is vital that it shouldn’t be kept for more than 3 months. It ought to be removed before that at any cost. If the stents aren’t removed for a long time, it may sentence to death. Stones can get deposited over the stent if there is insufficient water intake and it causes encrustation. If they are needed for a long time, stents must be replaced once in two months.

Q: Does the stent ever fall out?

A: Yes, uncommonly. If you notice any causality, then consult the doctor.

Q: When is a stent used?

A: A stent is placed if your Urologist thinks that urine might not drain well through the ureter.