A Case Report of Electric Wire (phone cable) as Foreign Body in urinary Bladder

Document Type : Case Report


1 Urology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Urology Research Center, Sina Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran



There are reports that a variety of foreign bodies were inserted into urogenital tracts and urologists have been facing this issue for many years. Foreign bodies in the bladder may be attributed to self-infliction, iatrogenic issues, or migration from other adjacent organs. Approximately two third of intravesical foreign objects are first inserted into the urethra and then migrated into the bladder. In adults, self-insertion of a foreign body into the urethra is typically committed by for sexual arousal, or as result of mental health disorders. But, in children, curiosity and playfulness may be the primary motives for inserting objects into the urethra. Based on reports, the most common foregin bodies removed from the urethra or bladder are thermometers, candles, pencils, batteries, chewing gum, telephone cables, and razor blades. A patient with intravesical foreign body can presented with both irritative and obstructive lower urinary tract symptoms(LUTS), painful orgasms, as well as a vague pain the pelvis. So, for any patient presenting with such symptoms, foreign body should be considered as an important differential diagnosis. Here, a case report of a 19-year old boy inserted a telephone cable into his bladder is presented.