What is a Memokath stent?

What is a Memokath stent?

The Memokath stent is a simple and reliable Nickel-Titanium stent with thermal shape-memory effect for treating urinary tract obstructions.

Can a stent be used for urethral stricture?

Conclusion: Memotherm urethral stent is a minimal invasive surgical procedure which can be safely and effectively used in patients with recurrent urethral stricture.

Can a ureteral stent cause UTI?

CONCLUSION: The use of ureteral stents is safe, but is associated with a UTI rate of 22.6%. To reduce infection rates, we recommend stent removal within 14 days and earlier if possible, particularly in diabetic patients who have received a cadaveric renal transplant.

How do you remove a Memokath?

Although the Memokath stents are designed to stay in place for several years, if necessary they can be easily removed by using cold saline or water (less than 10ºC) to soften the alloy.

Are urethral stents permanent?

STENTS ARE NOT PERMANENT!!! A stent must either be exchanged for a new one or removed after a maximum of 6 months. How is a stent removed? Usually a small fiber-optic scope (cystoscope) is advanced into the bladder through the urinary channel (urethra) and the stent is grasped and removed.

How do you remove a stent from your urethra?

There are two ways to remove ureteral stents. Commonly, the stent is removed by cystoscopy, an outpatient procedure which takes only a few minutes. During cystoscopy the Urologist places a small flexible tube through the urethra (the hole where urine exits the body).

How do doctors stretch your urethra?

Dilation. Your doctor inserts a tiny wire through the urethra and into the bladder. Progressively larger dilators pass over the wire to gradually increase the size of the urethral opening. This outpatient procedure may be an option for recurrent urethral strictures.

Can the urethra be repaired?

Depending on the exact location and the extent of damage, the urethra will be repaired by either replacing the tissue with tissue from another part of the body, or by taking out the damaged portion of the urethra and then reconnecting the urethral tube.

Can I pull out my stent?

Stents can be removed in two different ways. Sometimes, a string is left attached to the end of the stent. This string is allowed to come out of the patient’s urethra, the tube where he or she urinates. The string can be used to pull on the stent and remove it.

How is a memokath stent used in prostate surgery?

Memokath™ 028 Prostate is a non-allergenic metallic stent used to effectively treat benign and malignant prostatic obstruction. The stent is inserted in 20-30 minutes under local anesthesia with a cystoscope or a catheter through the urethra and is positioned across the obstruction allowing urine to flow freely through the prostate.

When to use the memokath 028 prostate catheter?

Memokath™ 028 Prostate is used for prostatic obstruction whether caused by benign prostatic enlargement (BPH) or prostatic cancer. Memokath™ 028 Prostate treats obstructions without the debilitating side-effects of surgery, and discomfort of catheters making it a preferred choice for patients who wish to avoid these.

Which is the best prostatic stent for urethral obstruction?

Memokath-028 (PNN Medical) is a prostatic stent used to relieve urethral obstruction caused by enlarged prostate glands. Memokath-044 and Memokath-045 (PNN Medical) are urethral stents. Memokath-044 is used to relieve obstruction in the posterior (bulbar) part of the urethra, whereas

Where does the memokath go in the urinary system?

Memokath™ is inserted unexpanded into the desired location in the urinary system. Once positioned correctly across the stricture, sterile water above 55°C is flushed through the system, allowing the advanced nickel-titanium formula to expand either one, or both ends of the coil.