Attention to stone disease in children – Health News

Providing information about stone diseases in babies and children, Op. Dr. Akın Karagözoğlu said, “Stone diseases in babies and children are usually noticed by mothers. It is noticed by the appearance of pink and red spots in the diaper of the baby and the senseless restlessness in the baby. In childhood, it can cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and bleeding in the urine. When kidney stones are detected in the ultrasound controls of the patients who apply with these complaints, we call ESWL, stone breaking attempts with shock waves, and endoscopic interventions for stones falling into the urinary canal may be required.

These interventions are carried out completely closed. With very thin endoscopic instruments suitable for babies, it is reached to the place where the stone is located, the stone is seen and broken with laser energy and the broken pieces are taken out. In children, the kidney is more mobile and smaller, the urinary canal is thin and especially the upper ureter wall is weak, so stones should be performed by physicians who are experienced in pediatric interventions. Otherwise, serious life-threatening problems may occur. For this reason, it would be appropriate for families with stones found in their children to apply to a pediatric urology specialist.

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