publication . Review . Article . 2011

Critical appraisal of the Spanner™ prostatic stent in the treatment of prostatic obstruction

Patrick McKenzie; Gopal Badlani;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2011 Journal: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research (issn: 1179-1470, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Dove Press
Patrick McKenzie1, Gopal Badlani11Department of Urology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem NC, USAAbstract: The Spanner™ stent was first used in patients to relieve bladder outlet obstruction (BOO), and has recently been used in patients following transurethral microwave thermotherapy and men unfit for surgical intervention. We review the current literature on the role of the Spanner stent in treating prostatic obstruction compared to previously reported cases involving the use of temporary stents. The Spanner stent has been found to be successful in treating patients with bladder outlet obstruction from benign prostatic hyperpla...
Medical Subject Headings: equipment and suppliesurologic and male genital diseasescardiovascular diseasessurgical procedures, operative
free text keywords: Evidence and Research [Medical Devices], lcsh:Medical technology, lcsh:R855-855.5
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