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Familial prostatic calcification in childhood associated with cranial-bone thickening: Review of literature and report of three cases.

Rifat UN, Mohammed M - Arab J Urol (2011)

Bottom Line: To review the few published cases of prostatic calculi, a rare condition in children, and to report three further cases.Further cases from three families with children having prostatic calculi are reported here.Prostatic calculi in childhood are rare; the condition requires further study and clarification.

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Affiliation: Department of Urology, Medical City Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To review the few published cases of prostatic calculi, a rare condition in children, and to report three further cases.

Methods: The databases PUBMED and HINARI were searched using the keywords 'childhood' and 'prostatic calculi'; the search included reports from 1956 to the present. Further cases from three families with children having prostatic calculi are reported here.

Results: Four cases were recorded previously but no association was stated between the presence of calculi and cranial-bone abnormality.

Conclusions: Prostatic calculi in childhood are rare; the condition requires further study and clarification.

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Mentions: A 5-year-old (Iraqi) boy was first seen in 1978 (Fig. 1); he had been to another hospital, where he had an open vesicolithotomy. Physical examination revealed a fair-haired healthy boy, and a DRE was unremarkable. IVU showed obvious prostatic calcification but normal kidneys and bladder (Fig. 2). He had no contact for several years and obviously had several operations for vesical stones; finally he had a urinary diversion (ileal conduit). When he attended in 1999 he was blind, and a plain film showed that the calcification had grown to a huge size. Stone analysis from previous operations revealed mixed Whewellite (calcium oxalate), Brushite (acid calcium phosphate) and ammonium acid urate, with no prevalent type. Ophthalmological examination revealed bilateral optic nerve atrophy.


Familial prostatic calcification in childhood associated with cranial-bone thickening: Review of literature and report of three cases.

Rifat UN, Mohammed M - Arab J Urol (2011)

A plain X-ray of the pelvis showing the increase in stone size.
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f0010: A plain X-ray of the pelvis showing the increase in stone size.
Mentions: A 5-year-old (Iraqi) boy was first seen in 1978 (Fig. 1); he had been to another hospital, where he had an open vesicolithotomy. Physical examination revealed a fair-haired healthy boy, and a DRE was unremarkable. IVU showed obvious prostatic calcification but normal kidneys and bladder (Fig. 2). He had no contact for several years and obviously had several operations for vesical stones; finally he had a urinary diversion (ileal conduit). When he attended in 1999 he was blind, and a plain film showed that the calcification had grown to a huge size. Stone analysis from previous operations revealed mixed Whewellite (calcium oxalate), Brushite (acid calcium phosphate) and ammonium acid urate, with no prevalent type. Ophthalmological examination revealed bilateral optic nerve atrophy.

Bottom Line: To review the few published cases of prostatic calculi, a rare condition in children, and to report three further cases.Further cases from three families with children having prostatic calculi are reported here.Prostatic calculi in childhood are rare; the condition requires further study and clarification.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Urology, Medical City Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To review the few published cases of prostatic calculi, a rare condition in children, and to report three further cases.

Methods: The databases PUBMED and HINARI were searched using the keywords 'childhood' and 'prostatic calculi'; the search included reports from 1956 to the present. Further cases from three families with children having prostatic calculi are reported here.

Results: Four cases were recorded previously but no association was stated between the presence of calculi and cranial-bone abnormality.

Conclusions: Prostatic calculi in childhood are rare; the condition requires further study and clarification.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus