Vesical calculus in young female children is a rare condition in this country. We do not refer to the small renal or ureteral stone which may be found in the bladder but rather to the larger bladder stones, those which do not originate in the upper part of the urinary tract.
After observation of a recent case of stone in the bladder, secondary to a foreign body, in a 5 year old female child, we became interested in the condition.
According to Kelley1 vesical calculus occurs twenty times oftener in boys than in girls. Tudor2 stated that the incidence of vesical calculus in children in his series was 0.066 per cent, or 7 cases among 10,650 children admitted to Duke Hospital, Durham, N. C. His patients were all boys from 15 months to 13 years of age.Crenshaw3 reported the incidence at the Mayo Clinic to