Urethral calculi: a review.


The diagnosis and management of 19 patients treated for urethral calculi over a 16-year period are reviewed. All were males, had a median age of 20 years, and urinary retention was the most common presenting symptom. Thirteen (68%) had anterior urethral calculi; 14 (74%) had anatomic alterations of the urethra; and 12 (80%) of the patients who had urine culture had urinary infection. External urethrotomy and open cystolithotomy were the methods used for the removal of calculi in most instances.

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@article{Hassan1993UrethralCA, title={Urethral calculi: a review.}, author={Inaam Bashir Hassan and I . Hadj Mahammed}, journal={East African medical journal}, year={1993}, volume={70 8}, pages={523-5} }