Unusual Complication of Urethral Sounding with a Knitting Needle

Unusual Complication of Urethral Sounding with a Knitting Needle

Review Data

Q: Is the topic relevant to the journal's area of interest? Is it contemporary and interesting for researchers?

A: Very good


Abstract & Keywords

Q: Are all required components included in the abstract? Are the keywords appropriately chosen?

A: Excellent



Q: Is the goal explicitly stated in the Introduction? Is its formulation clear and unambiguous?

A: Very good



Q: Is the paper's structure coherent? Is it in coherence with the goal of the paper?

A: Very good


Tools and Methods

Q: Are the methods the author uses adequate and well used?

A: Good


Discussion & Conclusion

Q: Is it related to the results presented before? Do you consider them as coherent?

A: Very good



The case description is adequate. The Discussion explains the challenges in treating the patient in the present case clearly. It also offers useful suggestions with respect to the treatment regimen. It puts forth the rationale for taking up the study, effectively describes the relevant literature and enlists the implications of the findings from the present study in that context. It is well supported with briefly explained figures. The Conclusion section aptly recommends follow-ups for tracing eventual complications.



Q: Does the author utilize relevant literature?

A: Very good


Author's knowledge

Q: What is the level of the author’s knowledge? Does the author utilize all recent contributions relevant to the topic?

A: Very good



Q: Is the length of the paper adequate for the significance of the topic? Do you suggest shortening the paper without losing its value?

A: Good


Figures & Tables

Q: Does the author use them suitably? Are legends and notations clear?

A: Very good


Writing style

Q: Is it clear and understandable?

A: Very good


Further comments on the paper

Comments: This case report describes an unusual case of urethral sounding with a knitting needle in a 68-year-old male, that penetrated the adipose tissue near the rectum requiring a mini-invasive procedure with local anesthesia. This study holds significance because though relatively uncommon, the practice of urethral sounding isn’t that rare within urological consultations. Also, there aren’t numerous cases reported in the literature.


Q: Would you recommend this manuscript for further publication?

A: Yes - Suitable to be published

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Author Info

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

Article Info

Article Type
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