Urethral calculi: A rare cause of acute urinary retention in women
Mustafa Sungur1, Murat Baykam1,Selahattin Calışkan2, Utku Lokman3
1Hitit University, Erol Olcok Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Çepni Mah, İnönü Caddesi No: 176, PK19040, Corum, Turkey
2Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Atakent Mh, Turgut Özal Blv. No: 46/1, 34303, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul, Turkey
3TOBB Economy and Technology University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology, Yaşam Caddesi No: 5 Söğütözü, 06510, Ankara, Turkey
Urinary retention is defined as the inability to void; frequently the patient is able to void partially, thus can not completely empty the bladder and diagnosed by increased post-void residual urine (PVR) volumes. It is usually seen in men, but a rare condition in women. The etiological factors may be neurological, anatomical, infectious or pharmacological. It can be encountered after gynecological or incontinence surgery. Urethral calculi associated with acute urinary retention in women is a very rare condition, because of the anatomic structure of female urethra. In this study, a case of acute urinary retention due to the urethral calculus in a middle-aged woman was presented.