Prolonged exposure to intravesical foreign body induces a giant calculus with attendant renal dysfunction

S. Saito, M. Izumitani, R. Shiroki, K. Ishiguro, T. Fujioka, I. Nagakubo

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Abstract

A 31-year-old man came to our hospital complaining of severe voiding pain. He had inserted a fishing line made of nylon into his urethra at the age of eighteen, which was unable to be taken out and had been left there for 13 years. Preoperative ultrasonogram showed severe bilateral hydronephrosis and the serum BUN and creatinine level were as high as 45.2 mg/dl and 4.8 mg/dl, respectively. A huge bladder stone was demonstrated in X-ray film, the patient was admitted and vesicolithotomy was performed. The size of the stone was 10.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm and the weight was 360 grams. The fishing line was found inside the stone and the length was over 3 meters. The serum BUN and creatinine level after the operation were still high as 28.4 mg/dl and 4.1 mg/dl, respectively, and they did not improve even after six months following.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1777-1780
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Urology
Volume85
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology

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    Saito, S., Izumitani, M., Shiroki, R., Ishiguro, K., Fujioka, T., & Nagakubo, I. (1994). Prolonged exposure to intravesical foreign body induces a giant calculus with attendant renal dysfunction. Japanese Journal of Urology, 85(12), 1777-1780.