Giant prostatic calculi

  • Mohammed Najoui
  • Abdelmounaim Qarro
  • Abdelghani Ammani
  • Mohammed Alami

Abstract

Prostatic parenchymal calculi are common, usually incidental, findings on morphological examinations. They are typically asymptomatic and may be present in association with normal glands, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and prostate cancer. However giant prostatic calculi are rare. Less than 20 cases have been reported in the literature. We present the case of a 35-year-old man with two giant prostatic calculi that replaced the entire gland. He underwent an open cystolithotomy, two giant stones were removed from the prostate, and we used a lithotripsy in situ for extraction of stone fragments.

Pan African Medical Journal 2013; 14: 69

Author Biographies

Mohammed Najoui
Departement of urology of Military hospital, Meknès, Maroc
Abdelmounaim Qarro
Departement of urology of Military hospital, Meknès, Maroc
Abdelghani Ammani
Departement of urology of Military hospital, Meknès, Maroc
Mohammed Alami
Departement of urology of Military hospital, Meknès, Maroc
Published
2013-05-04
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1937-8688