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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2012, Article ID 134358, 3 pages
Case Report

Self-Inflicted Urethrovesical Foreign Bodies in Children

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, İnönü University, 44280 Malatya, Turkey

Received 18 May 2012; Accepted 12 July 2012

Academic Editors: A. Goel and A. Marte

Copyright © 2012 Canan Ceran and Sema Uguralp. 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.


We present two cases of self-inflicted urethrovesical foreign body in children. Case 1 was a 6-year-old girl admitted with a history of self-introduction of a pin. The X-ray revealed the pin as 3.5 cm in length and in the bladder. The foreign body was removed endoscopically. Case 2 was a 13-year-old boy with a self-introduced packing needle, 13 cm in length, partially in the urethra. The end and the tip of the needle passed through the urethra to the surrounding tissues. Foreign body removed via a little skin incision with endoscopic guidance. Foreign bodies are rarely found in the lower urinary tract of children. Definitive treatment is usually the endoscopic removal; however, sometimes surgical intervention may require.