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Giant stercoral stone and catheterization difficulty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14516405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An unusual case of giant calcification in the midline of the pelvis is reported herein. An 84-year-old male, whose urination was managed by clean intermittent self-catheterization (CIC), presented with catheter insertion difficulty. The patient had a history of transurethral operations for benign prostatic hyperplasia and small bladder stones. Kidney, ureter and bladder (KUB) X-ray of post-enhanced computed tomography (CT) suggested a giant ball-shaped calcification in the bladder. A recurrent bladder stone was suspected. However, pelvic CT scan revealed that the giant calcification was, in fact, situated in the rectum. Thus, a diagnosis of giant stercoral stone was made. After the stone was removed manually, the patient had no difficulty in inserting the catheter. His prior complaint may have been caused by urethral bladder neck obstruction due to the giant stercoral stone.
Kazumi Suzuki; Yasuhiro Sugaya; Akihiko Tokue
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0919-8172     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Urol.     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-30     Completed Date:  2004-03-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440237     Medline TA:  Int J Urol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  554-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, Sano Kosei General Hospital and Jichi Medical School, Tochigi, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Fecal Impaction / complications*
Urinary Bladder Neck Obstruction / etiology*
Urinary Catheterization* / methods

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