Cutting-balloon angioplasty of resistant ureteral stenosis as bridge to stent insertion

Roberto Iezzi, Carmine Di Stasi, Arianna Simeone, Lorenzo Bonomo

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Ureteral stenting is a routine, minimally invasive procedure performed for relief of benign or malignant obstruction. In case of ureteral stenosis, to allow a correct insertion of the stent, a predilatation of the ureter stenosis with a conventional balloon catheter can be necessary. In exceptional cases, it can be difficult to advance an 7-8 Fr JJ-catheter over a tight resistant ureter stenosis following unsuccessful high-pressure balloon dilatation. In the present report, we describe two cases of resistant ureter stenosis successfully dilated by a cutting-balloon following the failure of high-pressure balloon dilatation, allowing a correct and uncomplicated antegrade stent insertion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-14
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty, Balloon
  • Contrast Media
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography, Interventional
  • Stents
  • Ureteral Obstruction
  • Urinary Catheterization


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