Comparison of Hospital Stay in Stented Versus Non-Stented Pyeloplasty in Children with Pelviureteric Junction Obstruction

Mahwish Khan, MuddassarFiaz Gondal, Asrar Ahmad, Muhammad Omer Fraz, Naveed Ahmed, Amaar Talib


Objective: To compare the average hospital, stay between stented vs non-stented pyeloplasty in children with hydronephrosis due to pelviureteric junction obstruction at our setup.
Study Design:  Cross-sectional Study.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was carried out at the Department of Paediatric Surgery, Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi, Pakistan from 07th September 2016 to 30th June 2017.
Methods: The study was conducted after the ethical clearance was taken from the institutional ethics committee, and patients were enrolled after taking informed consent from parents. In Group-A, patients underwent stented pyeloplasty, whereas those in Group B underwent non-stented pyeloplasty. All of the pyeloplasty were performed by the consultants. The duration of hospital stay after pyeloplasty was compared between study groups. Data was entered and analyzed through SPSS version 20.
Results: The mean age was 6.1 (SD: ± 3.29) years in stented and 6.3(SD: ± 3.15) years in the non-stented pyeloplasty group. The majority of cases were males in both groups, 24 (80%) in stented and 23 (76.7%) in non-stented. Most of the children, 27 (90%), had intrinsic type obstruction in the stented and 26 (86.7%) in the non-stented pyeloplasty group. The mean duration of hospital stay was significantly shorter in the non-stented group (5.27 ± 1.72 days) compared to the stented group 11.43 ± 1.52 days). (p-value <0.001).
Conclusion: Hospital stay after pyeloplasty in pelviureteric junction obstruction patients is significantly shorter in a non-stented group compared to the stented group, irrespective of age, gender, and pelviureteric junction obstruction type.

Keywords: Hydronephrosis, Obstruction, Pyeloplasty.

How to cite this: Khan M, Gondal MF, Ahmad A, Fraz MO, Ahmed N, Talib A.Comparison of Hospital Stay in Stented Vs Non-Stented Pyeloplasty in Children with Pelviureteric Junction Obstruction. Life and Science. 2023; 4(4): 387-392. doi:

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