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Non absorbable sutures in the urinary bladder resulting in intravesical calculi and recurrent urinary tract infection: a case report

S.V. Krishna Rao, Ramkishan Gonuguntla


We report an unusual case of a bladder stone formed on a “non-absorbable suture” in a woman with history of previous anti-incontinence procedure (colposuspension). After the removal of the bladder stones, a ring shaped prolene suture material encrusted in the bladder stone was unveiled. Based on the literature, most foreign bodies in the bladder are subject to stone formation on the bladder wall, but rarely become encrusted into a stone within the bladder. We suggest that bladder stone formation should be excluded in clinical evaluation of women with recurrent urinary tract infection.

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