ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
Case Report
A Cause of Renal Dysfunction: A Giant Bladder Stone
1 Department of Urology, Ardahan State Hospital, Ardahan, Turkey  
2 Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey  
Eurasian J Med 2013; 45: 211-213
DOI: 10.5152/eajm.2013.41
Key Words: Bladder Stone, Renal dysfunction

Bladder stones are frequently seen in elderly men and account for 5% of all urinary stones. They develop secondary to infravesical obstructions, such as prostatic hyperplasia and neurogenic bladder. A 56-year-old patient with frequent and painful urination, dysuria, and minor complaints of suprapubic pain was referred to our clinic. He was diagnosed with bladder stones by non-contrast abdominopelvic computerized tomography, kidney-ureter-bladder radiography, and urinary system ultrasonography. Cystolithotomy was applied on a giant stone measuring 11x6.5x10 cm that filled the intravesical cavity nearly completely. Here, we present this case of a giant bladder stone causing renal dysfunction within the context of findings in the literature. 

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