LE TRAITEMENT MEDICAL DE LA LITHIASE CYSTINIQUE EN AGE PEDIATRIQUE

Translated title of the contribution: Medical treatment of bladder cystine stones in children

C. Laurenti, C. De Dominicis, M. Gallucci

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Abstract

Prophylactic measures or dissolution by medical therapy was used to treat bladder cystine stones in 14 children over about a 10-year period. All patients received α-MPG (α-mercaptopropionylglycine) except one child allergic to α-MPG who was treated with DNP (D-penicillamine). In 10 patients the treatment was administered 11 times to dissolve the stones, with resulting total dissolution in 6 cases, partial removal in one case. Two patients are still under treatment and 2 cases failed to respond. Among the 12 patients receiving preventive therapy, only 2 cases were reported as developing recurrences, due in fact to irregular taking of medication. Lytic treatment proceeded without any particular problems, and results were more than satisfactory, but for preventive therapy the difficulty resides in its application and duration when confronted with the serious and frequent danger of a relapse.

Translated title of the contributionMedical treatment of bladder cystine stones in children
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalJournal d'Urologie
Volume90
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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