Forgotten ureteric stents are a devastating complication, which may require a multistage approach necessitating repeated surgeries and may even require removal of the entire renal unit. We report a 59-year-old woman with heavily encrusted bilateral ureteric stents forgotten for 32 years. Successful single-stage endoscopic removal reduced the morbidity and healthcare-related costs. This case report represents the longest indwelling duration of forgotten ureteric stents reported in the literature.

Cureus. 2019 Mar 22*** epublish ***

Danny Darlington, Fatima Shirly Anitha

Urology, Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, IND., Pediatrics, Church of South India Kalyani Multispeciality Hospital, Chennai, IND.