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Large anterior urethral calculus masquerading as periurethral abscess


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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