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How is the procedure performed?
This is normally performed under a brief general anaesthetic via a telescope passed into the bladder. A guidewire is inserted into the ureteric opening in the bladder and, using X-ray screening, is passed up into the kidney.
A ureteric stent (pictured above) is then pushed into the correct position and the guidewire removed once positioning has been confirmed by X-ray.
Click here to view an endoscopic video of ureteric stent insertion, courtesy of Mr Nigel Bullock