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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.

No MeSH data available.


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Second family: A cystogram shows the suprapubic catheter and prostatic calculi.
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f0020: Second family: A cystogram shows the suprapubic catheter and prostatic calculi.

Mentions: A 4-year-old (Iraqi) boy was seen in 2000 (Fig. 4); he had been to another hospital where an open vesicolithotomy was performed and a suprapubic cystostomy catheter inserted. Physical examination revealed a healthy boy with a suprapubic catheter; a DRE was unremarkable. Cysto-urethroscopy (Fig. 5) showed stones obstructing the prostatic urethra, some of which were protruding from prostatic recesses. These small diverticulae were within the prostate and distal to the bladder neck. The bladder was opened and the stones were evacuated, taking care not to open further prostatic tissues or incise directly on palpable stones. He had an uneventful postoperative course. Later the suprapubic catheter was removed and he could void normally. Stone analysis showed a mixed type with no prevalent item.


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)

Second family: A cystogram shows the suprapubic catheter and prostatic calculi.
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f0020: Second family: A cystogram shows the suprapubic catheter and prostatic calculi.
Mentions: A 4-year-old (Iraqi) boy was seen in 2000 (Fig. 4); he had been to another hospital where an open vesicolithotomy was performed and a suprapubic cystostomy catheter inserted. Physical examination revealed a healthy boy with a suprapubic catheter; a DRE was unremarkable. Cysto-urethroscopy (Fig. 5) showed stones obstructing the prostatic urethra, some of which were protruding from prostatic recesses. These small diverticulae were within the prostate and distal to the bladder neck. The bladder was opened and the stones were evacuated, taking care not to open further prostatic tissues or incise directly on palpable stones. He had an uneventful postoperative course. Later the suprapubic catheter was removed and he could void normally. Stone analysis showed a mixed type with no prevalent item.

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