Unusual Complication of Urethral Sounding with a Knitting Needle

Unusual Complication of Urethral Sounding with a Knitting Needle

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Ayoub Hidayat Allah
Department of Urology, Evangelisches Krankenhaus Königin Elisabeth Herzberge gGmbH, Berlin, Germany


Urethral sounding is defined as the insertion of an object or liquid into the urethra. The most common reason reported in the medical literature for deliberate urethral insertion is erotic gratification [1]. The aim of this report is to describe a rare complication of this practice. Herein we present a case of a male in his 60’s who presented to our emergency department with a 20 cm (8 inches) knitting needle stuck in his urethra. The whole needle was inserted. One ending was palpable through the body of the penis, the other penetrating left the medial gluteal adipose tissue.

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Case Report and Review of the Literature
Publication history
Received: Mon 05, Dec 2022
Accepted: Tue 27, Dec 2022
Published: Mon 16, Jan 2023
© 2023 Ayoub Hidayat Allah. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2022.12.03