Silica Urinary Stones: A Case Report and A Brief Review of Literature

Authors

  • Yasar Caliskan Division of Nephrology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri USA
  • Jonathan Buck Division of Nephrology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri USA
  • Lindsay Lombardo Division of Urology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri USA
  • Bahar Bastani Division of Nephrology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri USA

Abstract

Silicate stones are extraordinarily rare in human beings, but when present, they are often associated with ingestion of Magnesium Trisilicate, an antacid medication. However, there have been few case reports of patients who developed silicate stones, without ingestion of Magnesium Trisilicate. Hereby, we present the case of a 67-year-old man who developed acute kidney injury due to obstructive uropathy, detected during his scheduled chemotherapy for his relapsing multiple myeloma. Abdominal ultrasound and CT scan imaging demonstrated multiple non-mobile calcifications in the bladder neck/prostate bed. Stone analysis showed a material resembling silica. This case with silicate urinary tract stone highlights this extra-rare urinary stone in a patient without any identified source of silicate.

 

DOI: 10.52547/ijkd.7044

Author Biographies

  • Yasar Caliskan, Division of Nephrology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri USA
    Assistant professor of Medicine - Nephrology
  • Jonathan Buck, Division of Nephrology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri USA
    Nephrology fellow
  • Lindsay Lombardo, Division of Urology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri USA
    Assistant professor surgery
  • Bahar Bastani, Division of Nephrology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri USA

    Professor of Medicine

    Diovision of Nephrology

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Published

2022-08-12

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CASE REPORT | Kidney Diseases