Pseudoxanthoma elasticum and its urological implications

J Urol. 1986 Apr;135(4):776-7. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)45848-4.


We describe a ureteral disruption in a patient with pseudoxanthoma elasticum. Pseudoxanthoma elasticum is characterized by major changes in the physical properties of tissues that indicate a need for modifications in classical tissue handling techniques. In particular, low elasticity and tensile strengths make dilation a more hazardous procedure in patients with pseudoxanthoma elasticum.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Complications / etiology
  • Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum / complications*
  • Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum / physiopathology
  • Rupture
  • Tensile Strength
  • Ureter / injuries*
  • Ureter / physiopathology
  • Ureteral Calculi / surgery