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Mymensingh Med J. 2013 Jul;22(3):588-90.

An unusual foreign body in the urinary bladder.

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  • 1Dr Md Matiur Rahman, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.


In the urinary tract, foreign body is most commonly found in the urinary bladder. Most foreign bodies in the lower urinary tract are self-inserted via urethra as a result of exotic impulses, psychiatric illness, sexual curiosity, or sexual practice while intoxicated. Various types of foreign bodies have been reported such as wire, screw, fish, thermometer, or animal such as snake. Here we report a case of 22 years men who gave the history of self insertion of a large saline set both ends are cut. Diagnosis can be made by proper history taking, clinical examination, and relevant investigation. The treatment of foreign bodies is determined by their size, location, shape, and mobility. In most cases endoscopic management is appropriate but sometimes open procedure is required. Our case with an unusual foreign body admitted in general hospital Jamalpur for better management and subsequently foreign body was removed by suprapubic cystostomy.

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