An earphone wire inside the urinary bladder: A case report and comprehensive literature review of genitourinary polyembolokoilamania

Radiol Case Rep. 2022 Mar 2;17(5):1457-1463. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2022.01.080. eCollection 2022 May.


Self-inserted urinary bladder foreign bodies for sexual gratification generate a significant challenge for physicians due to its difficult diagnosis and management. Most patients were late to be admitted due to embarrassment leading to serious short-term and long-term complications. We report a 34-year-old male with an earphone wire as a urinary bladder foreign body. The findings in the patient were compared with the currently published reports through a comprehensive literature review to evaluate the current strategy for diagnosis and management for self-inserted genitourinary foreign bodies to achieve sexual pleasure.

Keywords: Bladder foreign body; Genitourinary foreign body; Polyembolokoilamania; Urethral foreign body.

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