alexa Retroperitoneal migration of a self-inflicted ballpoint pen via the urethra


Medical & Surgical Urology

Author(s): Jose Cury, Rafael F Coelho, Miguel Srougi

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Numerous accounts documenting the introduction of foreign bodies into the urinary bladder have been reported. These foreign bodies are typically self-inserted via urethral but migration from adjacent organs by an ulcerative process and penetrating injuries are also reported. However, “contrary” migration of a self-inflicted vesical foreign body to the retroperitoneum was not previously reported in literature. We report here a case of a ballpoint pen self-inserted via urethral by a female patient, which was identified in retroperitoneal position years later.

This article was published in International braz j urol and referenced in Medical & Surgical Urology

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