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  Global Journal of Surgery. Volume 1, Issue 1 (2010) pp. 62-65
  Research Article
Antegrade retrieval of a long-standing giant urethral stone – back to the basics
  Rahul Janak Sinha*, Apul Goel, S. N. Sankhwar and Vishwajeet Singh  
Department of Urology, CSMMU (formerly KGMU), Lucknow, India
  Introduction: A young male presented with a primary long-standing, non-obstructing large urethral stone. This patient also had an impacted stone at the bladder neck and a lower ureteric stone. Experimental: The patient was evaluated thoroughly and there was no evidence of any neurogenic voiding dysfunction or upper urinary tract damage due to these calculi. Results: This patient was managed by a single stage open surgery leading to complete stone removal. Conclusions: Longstanding stones in the urethra may not be associated with stricture of the urethra. Open surgery proved to be an effective alternative treatment management without any morbidity.
  Urethra; Calculi; Giant  

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