Self-inserted foreign body in the urinary bladder following sounding: case report and review of the literature
Foreign bodies (FBs) in the urethra and bladder are a relatively uncommon event. A great variety of FBs have been described most of which were self-inflicted due to autoerotic stimulation, psychiatric disturbances, senility, substance abuse and as a result of iatrogenic causes. We present a case of a married lady with self- inserted eye brow pencil in her urinary bladder due to autoerotic stimulation. Diagnosis was confirmed by imaging studies and urethrocystoscopy and the FB was successfully removed by open cystostomy.
Keywords: Stimulation, Autoerotism, Urethrocystoscopy, Cystostomy, Pencil