Late ureteral obstruction in an adult who had STING/Teflon in childhood: Should we expect an epidemic?

  • Shilo Rosenberg Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical Organization
  • Mordechai Duvdevani Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical Organization
  • Stavros Sfoungaristos Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical Organization
  • Amitay Lorber Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical Organization
  • Ezekiel H. Landau Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical Organization
  • Dov Pode Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical Organization
  • Ofer N. Gofrit Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical Organization
  • Guy Hidas Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical Organization
  • Mordechai Duvdevani
  • Stavros Sfoungaristos
Keywords: Teflon, STING, Delayed ureteral obstruction

Abstract

We present a case of left renal colic in a 25-year-old female patient. She had subureteral injection of Teflon (STING) at the age of 10 due to vesico-ureteral reflux (VUR) disease and recurrent urinary tract infections. Renal colic was the result of late ureteral obstruction due to Teflon-induced periureteral foreign body reaction. To our knowledge, this is the longest interval between STING and ureteral obstruction reported and the first case of delayed ureteral obstruction caused by Teflon. Monitoring the upper tracts of patients after STING should go beyond childhood.
Published
2015-10-13
How to Cite
Rosenberg, S., Duvdevani, M., Sfoungaristos, S., Lorber, A., Landau, E. H., Pode, D., Gofrit, O. N., Hidas, G., Duvdevani, M., & Sfoungaristos, S. (2015). Late ureteral obstruction in an adult who had STING/Teflon in childhood: Should we expect an epidemic?. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 9(9-10), E754-7. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.2864
Section
Case Report