Urethral magnets

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Fell over and landed on a magnet and it ended up in my penis!

Patient Data

Age: 15 years old
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Two radiodense foreign bodies projected in the midline over the urethra. 

Case Discussion

There are two magnets within the urethra which are stuck to each other. The urethra is expanded in diameter as it is stretched around the magnets.

They were removed surgically. He hasn't returned to any of his planned follow up. Risk of urethral stricture would be a concern.

I don't believe his story ("I fell on a magnet"), do you?

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Case Information

rID: 26935
Case created: 15th Jan 2014
Last edited: 12th Mar 2016
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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