Recurrent Giant Prostatic Urethral Calculus: A Case Report and Mini-Review of the Literature

Sahbi Naouar, Badreddine Ben Khalifa, Salem Braiek, Rafik El Kamel


Prostatic urethral giant calculus is extremely unusual. A 37-year-old man was diagnosed with a giant prostatic urethral calculus; he underwent suprapubic cystotomy and the calculus was removed through a bladder neck incision. Recurrence of prostatic calculus was noted 2 years later. Urethroscopy screening was performed and revealed a giant calculus located partially in a prostatic diverticulum. Complete endoscopic removal was not feasible and calculus was extracted entirely via cystotomy through bladder neck. The calculus was calcium phosphates in composition.

World J Nephrol Urol. 2016;5(4):91-93


Prostate; Urethra; Calculus; Giant; Diverticulum; Recurrence

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