Urethral foreign body

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Shy patient with pain in the nether-regions.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male
X-ray
Linear metallic density foreign body projects in the midline of the pelvis and is in-line with the urethra but whether it is within the urethral lumen or adjacent soft tissues cannot be determined. 

Case Discussion

As in this case, plain pelvic films are usually sufficient for identification of the object, number and its location although CT and US may be required 1

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Case information

rID: 23566
Case created: 24th Jun 2013
Last edited: 7th Sep 2015
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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