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Knotted electric wire in urinary bladder: Can such complex foreign body be retrieved endoscopically!
  1. Manav Agarwal,
  2. Ajay Aggarwal,
  3. Siddharth Pandey,
  4. Manoj Kumar
  1. Department of Urology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ajay Aggarwal, drajayaggarwal2004{at}


Various types of foreign bodies have been recovered from the urinary bladder and urethra including telephone cables, pocket battery, little fish, pen tips and so on. Management of such cases include either endoscopic removal or open surgery. We report the case of an 18-year-old boy who inserted an electric wire in the urethra for eroticism and was managed by endoscopic removal following fragmentation of wire under local anaesthesia using holmium laser.

  • urology
  • sexual health
  • radiology

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  • Contributors MA and AA: concept, design, supervision, processing, writing manuscript and critical analysis. SP: supervision, processing, writing manuscript and critical analysis. MK: concept, supervision, writing manuscript and critical analysis.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.