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UROLOGICAL IMAGE
Year : 2023  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 73-74

Giant pouch stones as a surgical challenge decades after a continent ileal pouch


Department of Urology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

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Adil Abdulla
Department of Urology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/iju.iju_365_22

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Continent cutaneous urinary diversion pouches are prone to complications like stoma blockage by mucus, metabolic derangements, infection, renal derangements and urolithiasis. Pouch urolithiasis is not uncommon, but presentation of a huge stone burden is rare. We report a case of giant pouch stones in a continent pouch which was a surgical challenge. We also highlight the need for adequate hydration, pouch irrigation and drainage by clean intermittent catheterization and regular follow-up, to prevent such a condition from arising.


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