Int Neurourol J.  2010 Oct;14(3):186-189.

Unusual Foreign Bodies in the Urinary Bladder and Urethra Due to Autoerotism

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  • 1Department of Urology, Hanyang University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. moonuro@hanyang.ac.kr

Abstract

Most foreign bodies in the lower genitourinary tract are self-inserted via the urethra as the result of exotic impulses, psychometric problems, sexual curiosity, or sexual practice while intoxicated. Diagnosis of these foreign bodies can be done by clinical history, physical examination, and image studies of the patient. The treatment of foreign bodies is determined by their size, location, shape, and mobility. In most cases, minimally invasive procedures such as endoscopic removal are recommended to prevent bladder and urethral injuries. In some cases, however, surgical treatment should be done if the foreign bodies cannot be removed by the endoscopic procedure or further injuries are expected as a result of the endoscopic procedures. Herein we present 2 cases of self-inserted lower genitourinary foreign bodies with a brief review of the literature.

Keyword

Foreign bodies; Urethra; Urinary bladder

MeSH Terms

Exploratory Behavior
Foreign Bodies
Humans
Physical Examination
Psychometrics
Urethra
Urinary Bladder
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