Removal of a ureteral stone can result in a number of potential complications.


Complications that occur with some frequency:

(1) urinary tract infection

(2) sepsis

(3) injury to the urethral wall

(4) stricture

(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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