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Acta Urol Belg. 1996 Dec;64(4):27-31.

Dumbbell stone of prostatic fossa after prostatectomy. A combined ESWL and suprapubic percutaneous treatment.

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National Institute of Research INRCA, Florence, IFCA, Italy.


We report our experience with a combined treatment of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous suprapubic lithotripsy for a dumbbell-shaped stone of prostatic fossa associated with multiple bladder calculi, in the same operative session. Because of the successful result, we believe the association of the two treatments for this complex calculus to be an easy, effective and minimally invasive method. ESWL should be considered for the primary management of these rare calculi, suprapubic percutaneous endoscopy can be helpful in rapid and complete removal of fragments.

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