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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 3:8994

First Online: 27 August 2009Received: 09 September 2008Accepted: 12 May 2009DOI: 10.4076-1752-1947-3-8994

Cite this article as: Malik, M.A., Rehan, A.G., Ahmad, I. et al. J Med Case Reports 2009 3: 8994. doi:10.4076-1752-1947-3-8994


IntroductionA wide range of objects have been inserted into the urinary bladder posing a challenge to urologists for diagnosis and management. Most cases are associated with psychiatric disorders, senility, intoxication or autoerotic stimulation. The frequency of such cases renders them important medical conditions of the genitourinary system.

Case presentationOur case is an unusual one since fetal bone as a foreign body in the urinary bladder has not been reported in the literature. During dilatation and curettage, fetal bone migrated into the bladder wall of a 37-year-old woman and was endoscopically removed 7 years later.

ConclusionA foreign body in the urinary bladder is rare and in most cases are self-inserted. Iatrogenic insertion is relatively rare especially during gynecological intervention. The presence of a foreign body in the bladder should be kept in mind when dealing with unusual cases of lower urinary tract symptoms.

AbbreviationKUBkidney, ureter and bladder.

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Author: Muhammad Akram Malik - Abdul Ghaffar Rehan - Iftikhar Ahmad - Tanveer Ahmad

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