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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 587018, 4 pages
Case Report

Bedside Ultrasound in Workup of Self-Inserted Headset Cable into the Penile Urethra and Incidentally Discovered Intravesical Foreign Body

Division of Urology, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 9238, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA

Received 23 September 2013; Accepted 10 October 2013

Academic Editors: Y. A. Raja’a and O. A. Sowande

Copyright © 2013 Ali Hajiran et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


There are multiple reports of foreign bodies inserted into the lower urinary tract. We report the case of an incidentally discovered foreign body identified within the bladder in a male patient presenting with a radio antenna protruding from the urethra attached to a head set. On workup patient was found to have an additional foreign body within the bladder and second radiolucent object within the urethra. This case demonstrates the importance of complete evaluation of the lower urinary tract during workup of inserted foreign bodies and the value of the bedside ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in distinguishing between rectal and genitourinary tract insertion.