Urethral Obstruction From Dislodged Bladder Diverticulum Stones

A Case Report

Linus I Okeke; Augustine O Takure; Sikiru A Adebayo; Olukayode Y Oluyemi; Abimbola AA Oyelekan


BMC Urol. 2012;12(31) 

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The incidence of urolithiasis has increased in Germany, but the situation is variable in the United States.[1] The northern part of Nigeria has a higher incidence of stone disease and the majorities are located in the upper urinary tract.[2] However, the urinary tracts stone distribution in Lagos was renal stones 22.2%, ureteric 35.5%, and vesical was 35.5%. While urethral stones constituted 2.2%[3] and this percentage of urethral stone is similar to reports from the developed countries.[4] Urethral stone frequently originated from the upper urinary tract or the urinary bladder[5] and was commonly found in either the anterior or posterior urethra where it often presented with acute urinary retention. Primary urethral stones are rare, but secondary stones are seen in patient with urethral stricture.[6] We present urethral obstruction from dislodged bladder diverticulum stones and its management in a resource limited environment. This to our knowledge is the first case in Nigeria and in English literature search.