Coexistence of multiple ureteral and ureterocele stones in a patient


TÜRKYILMAZ Z. , YEŞİL S. , KARABULUT R. , POLAT F. , Seref K., Oral H. , ...More

AFRICAN JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.26, no.1, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12301-020-00032-x
  • Title of Journal : AFRICAN JOURNAL OF UROLOGY

Abstract

Background Uroterocele causes atony and stagnation in the ureter, thus predisposing the patient to stone formation. Multiple calculi in uroteroceles are common in adults but very rare in children. Case presentation We describe the case of a 3-year-old boy who presented with hematuria and was found to have multiple ureteral and ureterocele stones. The diagnosis was made during endoscopic lithotripsy. A holmium/yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Ho-YAG) laser was used to excise the uroterocele and for lithotripsy. Conclusions In appropriate cases, minimally invasive techniques, for example, Ho-YAG laser lithotripsy and ureterocele excision may be preferred.