Ugeskr Læger 2016;178:V68836
Foreign objects in the urethra
Foreign objects in the urethra are rare. Most cases are often caused by self-mutilating behaviour, in which the patient inserts an object into the urethra. Usually this is performed in a sexual context, and many different objects have been used. This case report presents a patient who used a 4 cm bullet-looking metal object for sexual pleasure. Cystoscopy revealed an object deep in the urethra, penetrating through the urethral mucosa. The object was removed endoscopically. At follow-up the patient experienced no sequelae, although infections, urethral stricture or fistula may occur in these cases.