Ureteric stents are soft, hollow tubes surgically placed to allow urine and kidney stones to easily pass from the kidneys, through the ureter, to the bladder, according to keep the ureter's opening w... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

An enlarged or swollen kidney is usually the result of a backflow of urine from the bladder to the kidney, kidney stones or a blockage of the ureter due to a tumor, scarring or congenital abnormalities, according to Medl... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Doctors use ureteral stents to treat kidney stones, according to WebMD. Ureteral stents are thin, hollow tubes that help drain urine and kidney stones by keeping the ureter open for a short period. More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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