Renal failure with a large bladder calculus related to a foreign body: a case report

Authors

  • Janelle Minter,

    1. Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
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  • Joseph Chiovaro

    Corresponding author
    1. Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
    2. Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Oregon
    • Correspondence

      Joseph Chiovaro, P3 Med, Division of Hospital Medicine Portland VA Medical Center, 3710 SW US Veteran's Hospital Road, Portland, OR 97239. Tel: +1-503-202-8262; Fax: +1-503-721-7807;

      E-mail: joseph.chiovaro@va.gov

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Key Clinical Message

We encountered a patient with renal failure in the setting of long-standing difficulty urinating, which he previously treated with intermittent self-catheterizations. Imaging showed a large urinary calculus in the bladder. This case illustrates the importance of taking a detailed history and the dramatic long-term effects of bladder calculi.

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