Endoscopic Management of Large Hourglass-Shaped Prostatic Calculus Using Laser and Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy


Journal Article

Hourglass-shaped vesicoprostatic calculi have been reported as a late complication of prostatectomy and in association with chronic urinary tract infections in young men. The accepted treatment for these calculi has been removal by suprapubic cystostomy. We present a case of a large hourglass-shaped vesicoprostatic calculus managed with a combination of laser and electrohydraulic lithotripsy. Endoscopic management in such cases may result in fewer complications and a shorter hospital stay. © 1988, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Das, AK; Weinerth, JL

Published Date

  • January 1, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 381 - 384

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-900X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0892-7790

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/end.1988.2.381

Citation Source

  • Scopus