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Large anterior urethral calculus masquerading as periurethral abscess
  1. Ajay Aggarwal,
  2. Vishwajeet Singh,
  3. Rahul Janak Sinha,
  4. Siddharth Pandey
  1. Department of Urology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Siddharth Pandey, sid1420{at}


Urethral calculus causes variety of symptoms from simple dysuria to acute urinary retention. The diagnosis is many times not easy. A plain X-ray of the pelvis may aid in diagnosis. Due to variety of symptomatic presentations sometimes it is not the first diagnosis that comes to one’s mind. Management is by removal of the calculus via various methods ranging from endoscopic to open surgery. We present the case of an adult male, who was initially thought to have periurethral abscess due to stricture urethra but during investigations was found to have urethral calculus as the cause for his symptoms.

  • urology
  • radiology

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  • Contributors SP conceived the case report. SP and AA were major contributors towards writing the manuscript. VS, RJS and SP treated the patient and also interpreted the patient data. SP and AA were involved in the review. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.