Needle as foreign body in urethra: Successful removal

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Author Details : Anil Kumar Garbhapu, Gali Divya, Sahil Mashal, Vijay Kumar Kundal*, Pinaki Ranjan Debnath

Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 212-214

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Background: Self-inserted foreign bodies in the lower urinary tract are rare among children. The treatment of foreign bodies in the urethra is determined by their type, size, location, shape, and mobility.
Case Presentation : We describe here a 10-year-old boy who had self inserted a needle into his urethra. Initial attempts to remove the needle from the urethra by inserting a cystoscope failed. The patient presented to our institution with bleeding per urethra with feeding tube insitu per urethra. As already attempted for urethroscopic removal, direct removal of needle done under general aneathesia done.
Conclusion : Per Rectal examination plays an important role and gives adequate information and timely management of the child leads to uneventful hospital stay Psychiatric evaluation is mandatory to detect an underlying mental disorder.

Keywords: Foreign Bodies (FBs)

How to cite : Garbhapu A K, Divya G, Mashal S, Kundal V K, Debnath P R, Needle as foreign body in urethra: Successful removal. IP Int J Med Paediatr Oncol 2021;7(4):212-214

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Article History

Received : 18-11-2021

Accepted : 30-11-2021

Available online : 22-12-2021

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