A self-inflicted male urethral/vesical foreign body (olive seed) causing complete urinary retention

Bayraktar Z., ALBAYRAK S.

Urology Case Reports, vol.16, pp.83-85, 2018 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eucr.2017.11.023
  • Journal Name: Urology Case Reports
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-85
  • Keywords: Foreign body, Bladder, Urethra: self-infliction, Obstruction
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Foreign body in the urethra is a relatively rare occurrence. A variety of foreign bodies, majority of which were mostly self-inflicted for psychiatric disorder, senility, intoxication, and autoerotic stimulation, have been reported in the literature. We report a case of self-inserted foreign body (olive seed) in the urethra.