Accidental condom inhalation

Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. Jan-Mar 2004;46(1):55-8.


A 27-year-old lady presented with persistent cough, sputum and fever for the preceding six months. Inspite of trials with antibiotics and anti-tuberculosis treatment for the preceeding four months, her symptoms did not improve. A subsequent chest radiograph showed non-homogeneous collapse-consolidation of right upper lobe. Videobronchoscopy revealed an inverted bag like structure in right upper lobe bronchus and rigid bronchoscopic removal with biopsy forceps confirmed the presence of a condom. Detailed retrospective history also confirmed accidental inhalation of the condom during fellatio.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bronchi*
  • Condoms
  • Female
  • Foreign Bodies / diagnosis*
  • Foreign Bodies / therapy
  • Humans
  • Inhalation
  • Sexual Behavior