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Can you die from bladder stone?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: If v.large/obstructs

Very unusual to die from bladder stone.
Would have to remain untreated with huge bladder stone occupy the entire bladder and obstructingt inflow of urine. Or stone in a bladder diverticulum (outpouching) and obstructing ureter from single functioning kidney. I had a patient with neurogenic bladder + large grapefruit size bladder stone, weighing >2lbs, which would have killed her if left untreated.

In brief: If v.large/obstructs

Very unusual to die from bladder stone.
Would have to remain untreated with huge bladder stone occupy the entire bladder and obstructingt inflow of urine. Or stone in a bladder diverticulum (outpouching) and obstructing ureter from single functioning kidney. I had a patient with neurogenic bladder + large grapefruit size bladder stone, weighing >2lbs, which would have killed her if left untreated.
Dr. George Klauber
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