A rare reason in a child with feeding intolerance: Intravaginal struvite stone

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Tokgoz Y., Erdem A. O., Ozbey B. C., Terlemez S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.60, no.1, pp.86-88, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2018.01.013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.86-88
  • Keywords: child, primary vaginal stone, struvite stone, feeding intolerance, PRIMARY VAGINAL STONE, SECONDARY, CALCULUS, GIRL
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


Vaginal stones are rarely seen in childhood; they are categorized as primary and secondary whether they are a foreign object focus ( nidus) or not. Urethrovaginal fistula is the most common etiological cause; other etiologies are considerably rarely reported. Primary vaginal stones are formed as a result of urinary salt accumulate. A 14-year-old girl, suffering from an unidentified neurodegenerative disease, was admitted with complaints of cough, poor feeding and vomiting. Abdominal X-ray showed a large calcific mass; further evaluation revealed a vaginal struvite stone, and it was removed surgically. No anatomical reason was determined for the formation of stone and it was accepted as primary vaginal stone.