Efficacy of captopril therapy in cystinuria lithiasis. A case report

Hippokratia 2007, 11(2):83-85

N Printza, F Koukourgianni, A Papathanasiou, P Augoustides-Savvopoulou, F Papachristou
1st Dpt of Pediatrics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokratio General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
Pediatric Dpt, General Hospital of Veria, Veria, Greece
Urology clinic, Hippokratio General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece


We present a 7-year old girl with severe urolithiasis due to cystinouria. Medical treatment after the surgical procedures was initiated with intensive hydration, urine alkalinisation and captopril. We discuss the therapeutic efficacy of captopril in resolving lithiasis as well as in preventing new stone formation.

Keywords: cystinuria, urolithiasis, captopril, pyelolithotomy, children

Correspoding author: Printza N, 1st Dpt of Pediatrics, Hippokratio General Hospital, Aristotle University, 54642 Thessaloniki, Greece, tel:+30 231 0892466, fax:+30 231 0992784, e-mail: nprintza@in.gr