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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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CT showing diffuse thickening of the skull, base and calvarium, involving both inner and outer tables and diploid space. There was narrowing of both of the optic foramens due to over-pneumotised ethmoidal air cells and thickening of skull base. There was evidence of triventricular hydrocephaly.
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f0040: CT showing diffuse thickening of the skull, base and calvarium, involving both inner and outer tables and diploid space. There was narrowing of both of the optic foramens due to over-pneumotised ethmoidal air cells and thickening of skull base. There was evidence of triventricular hydrocephaly.

Mentions: A 4-year-old (Iraqi) boy was seen in 2000 (Fig. 7); he was also treated elsewhere by open vesicolithotomy with insertion of suprapubic cystostomy catheter. A plain film showed prostatic calcification. It showed also late changes of congenital dislocation of the right hip joint. CT of the patient showed a diffuse thickening of the skull, base and calvarium (the upper domed portion of the skull), involving both inner and outer tables and diploid space. There was narrowing of both of the optic foramens due to over-pneumotised ethmoidal air cells and thickening of the skull base. There was evidence of triventricular hydrocephaly (Fig. 8).


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)

CT showing diffuse thickening of the skull, base and calvarium, involving both inner and outer tables and diploid space. There was narrowing of both of the optic foramens due to over-pneumotised ethmoidal air cells and thickening of skull base. There was evidence of triventricular hydrocephaly.
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f0040: CT showing diffuse thickening of the skull, base and calvarium, involving both inner and outer tables and diploid space. There was narrowing of both of the optic foramens due to over-pneumotised ethmoidal air cells and thickening of skull base. There was evidence of triventricular hydrocephaly.
Mentions: A 4-year-old (Iraqi) boy was seen in 2000 (Fig. 7); he was also treated elsewhere by open vesicolithotomy with insertion of suprapubic cystostomy catheter. A plain film showed prostatic calcification. It showed also late changes of congenital dislocation of the right hip joint. CT of the patient showed a diffuse thickening of the skull, base and calvarium (the upper domed portion of the skull), involving both inner and outer tables and diploid space. There was narrowing of both of the optic foramens due to over-pneumotised ethmoidal air cells and thickening of the skull base. There was evidence of triventricular hydrocephaly (Fig. 8).

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