A Unique Complication of Urethral Catheterization

Pubic Hair Associated With Struvite Bladder Calculi

Sarah Perz, MS; Chandy Ellimoottil, MD; Manoj Rao, MD; Larissa Bresler, MD


Urol Nurs. 2013;33(5):233-235. 

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A computed tomography (CT) was ordered to better characterize his stone burden. The CT revealed multiple stones in the left kidney and bladder (see Figure 1). He underwent left percutaneous nephrolithotomy for his kidney stones and a cystolithalopaxy for his bladder stones. A urine culture, sent prior to the surgery, grew Pseudomonas species, Serratia marcescens, Morganella Morganii and Enterococcus species. In the week preceding his operation, he was treated with ciprofloxacin. Perioperatively, vancomycin and gentamycin were administered.

Figure 1.

Non-Contrast Computed Tomography of the Abdomen and Pelvis Showing (A) Multiple Bladder Calculi and (B) One of the Stones in the Left Renal Pelvis
Source: Photo taken by Sarah Perz, MS. Used with permission.