Bladder Calculus Causing Large Bowel Obstruction

Alessandro Bellomo, Morapedi Kwati, Jorge Monzon, Babatunde Ogunrombi

Klerksdorp Tshepong Hospital Complex, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Correspondence to: Dr. Babatunde Ogunrombi, Benji Oliphant Street, Klerksdorp, North West 2570, South Africa;


Urinary tract calculi are fairly common, though bladder calculi are less common, accounting for only 5% of urinary tract calculi. Bladder calculi, particularly large bladder calculi, are usually associated with pathology in the urinary tract. Such pathologies include urethral strictures, bladder neck contractures, benign prostatic hypertrophy, neurogenic bladder and foreign bodies in the bladder. Bladder calculi are more common in men than in women. Bladder calculi causing bowel obstruction have been documented in the literature before but they remain very rare.


Key words: Bladder calculus, Large bowel obstruction.

Ann Afr Surg. 2019; 16(2):82–83


Conflicts of Interest: None

Funding: None

© 2019 Author. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


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