The advantages of treating children with Magnetic Black-Star were clearly laid out in a recently published study by Thomas Blanc. While insertion is similar to a normal DJ, the special retrieval in an outpatient setting did not even require a special learning curve for medical staff trained in catheter usage.
When treating children, the Magnetic Black-Star is a safe and practical choice. The benefits for children are:
- No second surgery experience and fasting for stent removal
- No potential neurotoxicity with repeated general anesthesia
- Atraumatic and fast