Prostatic Calculi: A Harbor for Infections, a Case Report and Review of Literature

Rafay Khan, Waqas Jehangir, Shilpi Singh, Shuvendu Sen, Abdalla Yousif


Prostatic calculi can be common but are usually found incidentaly. In most cases, they are asymptomatic; however, they have been associated with various symptoms, some of which are well documented. We report a case of an 85-year-old male who initially presented with dyspnea but also a complaint of urinary retention, and was found to have prostalithiasis after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). The association of prostatic calculi, benign prostatic hypertrophy, and urinary tract infection has been reported but not well documented in the literature. Although they are discovered in patients with benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) or those being evaluated with prostate cancer, no well etiology or other risk factors have been researched.

World J Nephrol Urol. 2015;4(1):186-188


Prostate; Calculi; Stone; Infection

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