Multiple lower urinary tract calculi induced by foreign bodies insertion: A case report

Haykal Hermatyar Fatahajjad, Ricky Agave Ompusunggu, Tetuka Bagus Laksita, Mohammad Ayodhia Soebadi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Lower urinary tract foreign bodies are often reported but the underlying causes remain intriguing, ranging from unconventional practices to medical interventions. This condition predominantly affects young males and presentations are varied from asymptomatic, lower urinary tract symptoms to acute obstructive renal failure. We report a case of a 48-year-old male presented with lower urinary tract symptoms and obstructive renal failure. Imaging revealed multiple foreign bodies in the pelvic cavity, suggestive of vesical, and urethral lithiasis. Urethrocystoscopy removed an 8-cm needle with rubber band and a 10-cm encrusted cable, forming a urethral stone. Vesicolithotomy removed a 5 × 3 cm bladder stone with a SIM card inserter as its core. The patient's condition improved after surgery. Notably, the patient's history prompted a psychiatric evaluation, leading to the diagnosis of and treatment for an adjustment disorder. While endourology procedure is effective in most cases, some cases necessitate open surgery. Identification and treatment of underlying psychiatric disorders is needed to for long term care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2443-2447
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2024


  • Endoscopy
  • Foreign body
  • Lower urinary tract
  • Obstructive nephropathy
  • Psychiatric disorder


Dive into the research topics of 'Multiple lower urinary tract calculi induced by foreign bodies insertion: A case report'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this