Ruger suffered a severe crush injury to his pelvis and required
extensive surgery to repair the damage. He recovered well from
this, but had difficulty urinating and was referred to Texas
A&M for further evaluation. We found that a stricture
(narrowing) of his urethra, the tube which carries urine from the
Using fluoroscopy, we identified the stricture and placed a
self-expanding stent across the lesion. This opened up the urethra
and let the urine pass freely.
Fluoroscopic image of the stricture with computer generated
Image of the guidewire passing across the stricture and the
closed stent in place
Image of the stent (the mesh structure) successfully
deployed across the stricture
Ruger, doing well at home!
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