Unusual foreign body resulting in upper urinary tract calculus formation


Journal Article

While the presence of foreign bodies in the urinary tract is a known cause of calculus formation, foreign body-induced lithiasis of the upper urinary tract is quite unusual. We present a case of renal lithiasis associated with a human body hair in a patient with neurogenic bladder. Additionally, we discuss the management course selected for this rare clinical situation and postulate mechanisms for upper tract foreign body presence in our patient. © 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kaplan, JR; Johnson, EK; Faerber, GJ

Published Date

  • November 1, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 156 - 157

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1661-7657

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1661-7649

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000253374

Citation Source

  • Scopus