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Cervical cancer patient with stents, kidney failure. Could leaving the stents for long have caused kidney damage?

I am a cervical cancer patient. In 2005 they were unable to operate and inserted 2 stents. In 2012 my kidneys went in to 80% failure. I was never told the stents should have been replaced or removed, they were totally black when they were removed and now I am told I need to have them replaced every 6 months. My question is did my doctors fail me by leaving the stents in for so long and did it contribute to my kidney failure? Thank you.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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cervical cancer has a tendency to spread horizontally, probably it may involve the ureter causing hydronephrosis. then long standing hydronephrosis can damage the kidney of that side leading to non functioning kidney. so stent placement is mandatory. what your doctor has advised is correct. in case of stent placement chance of non functioning of kidney diminished, consult your doctor for better guidance.
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