BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-219377

Unusual metallic penile foreign body

  1. Swetha Murthi3
  1. 1Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  2. 2Department of Internal Medicine, Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, New York, USA
  3. 3Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kulothungan Gunasekaran, stankuloth{at}
  • Accepted 12 March 2017
  • Published 27 March 2017


A man aged 85 years with severe dementia was brought to the emergency room by his wife because of gross haematuria and increasing agitation for a few days. Blood pressure was 89/56 mm Hg, heart rate 96 bpm and oxygen saturation 94% on room air. His abdomen was mildly distended in the suprapubic area without significant tenderness and a hard mass was palpated on the ventral side of the penile shaft. Laboratory studies showed septicaemia. CT of the abdomen and pelvis revealed a 6 cm bullet-shaped foreign body within the …

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