Obstructive ejaculatory duct calculi in a patient with bladder augmentation and myelomeningocele

Ronak A Gor, Christopher R.J. Woodhouse, Justine M. Schober

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Symptomatic ejaculatory duct (ED) calculi, typically composed of uric acid, carbonate apatite and calcium phosphate, or calcium phosphate in the form of hydroxyapatite, are rare occurrences. We report a case of bilateral, large ED calculi in a patient with spina bifida myelomeningocele and an augmented neurogenic bladder. A 25-year-old Caucasian male, not compliant with his urological management, presented with abdominal pain, difficulty in self-catheterization, nausea and vomiting. Two of eight large struvite calculi, which blocked the urethra, were identified at the right ED. After endoscopic calculi removal, further management included bladder irrigation and infection control modalities. This case highlights the importance of clean intermittent catheterization, bladder irrigation, and routine urologic management necessary for patients with myelodysplasia and neurogenic bladder. It is the first recorded case to demonstrate the augmented bladder as an initiator of ejaculatory duct calculi in patients with an open bladder neck and spastic external sphincter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-235
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Urology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011


  • Bladder augmentation
  • Calculus
  • Ejaculatory duct
  • Neurogenic bladder

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