Removal of a ureteral stone can result in a number of potential complications.
Complications that occur with some frequency:
(1) urinary tract infection
(3) injury to the urethral wall
(5) steinstrasse (following lithotripsy)
• Steinstrasse = street of stones (referring to a large number of small stone fragments coating the inner surface of the ureter). To get a large number of small stones a relatively large stone is needed.
Rare complications are loss of the kidney or death of the patient.
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Specialty: Nephrology, Clinical Laboratory