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A simple inexpensive snare for manipulation of intravesical foreign bodies
Department of Urology, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York, USA
Feb  2008 (Vol.  15, Issue  1, Pages( 3936 - 3938)
PMID: 18304410


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  • Patients present with foreign bodies in the genitourinary tract of a surprising array of shapes and sizes. We present a case of a woman with a metallic pipe lodged in the bladder and a novel technique for removing it. The patient underwent cystoscopy and a prolene snare was fashioned intraoperatively which facilitated safe and rapid extraction of the metallic pipe. Foreign bodies in the genitourinary tract present the urologist with a unique challenge and we present a simple, cheap, and effective way of managing these objects using an easily constructed cystoscopic snare.