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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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Skull CT of the patient’s 13-year-old sister, showing marked thickening of the cranial bones (vault, base, etc.). She had bilateral optic nerve atrophy.
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f0045: Skull CT of the patient’s 13-year-old sister, showing marked thickening of the cranial bones (vault, base, etc.). She had bilateral optic nerve atrophy.

Mentions: After asking about other male members of the family, they reported no male sibling, but there was a 13-year-old blind sister. Her skull CT (Fig. 9) showed marked thickening of the cranial bones (vault, base, etc.). On examination she had bilateral optic nerve atrophy. The boy was discharged after the suprapubic catheter was removed. The family was asked to attend for follow-up.


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)

Skull CT of the patient’s 13-year-old sister, showing marked thickening of the cranial bones (vault, base, etc.). She had bilateral optic nerve atrophy.
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f0045: Skull CT of the patient’s 13-year-old sister, showing marked thickening of the cranial bones (vault, base, etc.). She had bilateral optic nerve atrophy.
Mentions: After asking about other male members of the family, they reported no male sibling, but there was a 13-year-old blind sister. Her skull CT (Fig. 9) showed marked thickening of the cranial bones (vault, base, etc.). On examination she had bilateral optic nerve atrophy. The boy was discharged after the suprapubic catheter was removed. The family was asked to attend for follow-up.

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