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schistosomiasis

any of various generally tropical diseases caused by infestation with schistosomes, widespread in rural areas of Africa, Asia, and Latin America through use of contaminated water, and characterized by infection and gradual destruction of the tissues of the kidneys, liver, and other organs. Also called bilharziasis, snail fever.


squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)

This is a type of bladder cancer that begins in the thin, flat cells of the bladder lining. Squamous cell carcinoma develops as a result of chronic irritation and inflammation of the bladder.


staghorn calculus

Large kidney stone filling the whole of the urinary collecting system of that kidney.


stenosis

abnormal narrowing of a tubular structure of the body, usually due to scarring.


stoma bag

a urine collection device that is odour-free, not visible under clothing, which can be disposable or reusable.