Endoscopic vesico-ureteric reflux surgery (STING)
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An Endoscopic bulking procedure to stop VUR
Item Number: 36851, 105
Vesico-ureteric reflux. It is a minimally invasive procedure perform with endoscopy. A synthetic material (Macroplastique) is injected at the ureteric opening to prevent reflux.
Why is it done?
Grade 3-4 Vesico-Ureteric Reflux where conservative management has failed with a progressive deterioration in renal function.
How is it done?
- Patients will receive a general anaesthesia.
- Prophylactic antibiotics is given.
- The correct ureteric system is identified and marked while you are awake.
- This will be an endoscopic procedure.
- A Cystoscopy will be done with injection of Macroplastique just under the affected ureteric orifice.
- Enough Macroplastique will be injected to partially close the ureteric opening, yet not obstructing the orifice.
- An indwelling catheter is placed.
- You may be in hospital the day or overnight.
- As soon as you are comfortable with no signs of pain and emptying your bladder sufficiently, you will be discharged.
- A ward prescription may be issued on your discharge, for your own collection at any pharmacy.
- A follow-up appointment will be scheduled for 6 weeks to review with a CT IVP and cystogram to check on the end result of the ureter.
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