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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 178-180

Large bifid ureteric calculus in a patient with an ileal conduit


Department of Urology, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India

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Shanmugasundaram Rajaian
Department of Urology, Christian Medical College, Vellore
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.102671

PMID: 23248527

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Urinary diversion after extirpative surgery of the bladder is done by various methods. Conduit urinary diversion is the most commonly practiced method of urinary diversion. It is relatively easy to perform and has a lower complication rate than other forms of diversion, e.g., orthotopic neobladder and continent cutaneous urinary diversion. Urolithiasis is a known and common complication of urinary diversion. Upper tract calculi in these cases often manifest symptomatically as occurs in the general population. Stones in the conduit can have a variable clinical presentation. Asymptomatic presentation is also noted in a few cases. We report a case of a large silent bifid ureteric calculus within an ileal conduit in a woman who had undergone urinary diversion 32 years earlier. Plain X-ray of the abdomen is the only investigation necessary to rule out urinary lithiasis in those who have had urinary diversion for a long time. This simple tool can diagnose the condition well in advance and aid in planning the management of this condition.


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