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March 1963

Vesicourethral Calculus Following Prostatectomy

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, Veterans Administration Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1963;86(3):388-392. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1963.01310090038007

Introduction  Two cases of vesicourethral calculus following retropubic prostatectomy were recently observed at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Ill. During the past 45 years there has been no discussion of this clinical entity per se in the English literature. Consequently, it was felt that a presentation and discussion of these cases would be of interest.

Report of Cases 

Case 1.  —A 74-year-old white male was admitted to Hines Hospital on Nov. 27, 1960. He complained of "wetting myself all the time" during the 1 month prior to admission. Additional history was confused. This patient had previously been admitted to Hines Hospital in November, 1959, with acute urinary retention. At that time retropubic prostatectomy was done through a midline incision of the anterior prostatic capsule. After enucleation, bleeding points in the prostatic fossa were ligated by sutures. The anterior prostatic capsule was closed with interrupted Size 0 chromic catgut sutures. The

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