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A magnetic mass within the bladder
Saint John Regional Hospital, Dalhousie University, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Oct  2013 (Vol.  20, Issue  5, Pages( 6962 - 6963)
PMID: 24128840


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  • A search of the literature finds that there have been many case reports documenting a wide array of objects found within the bladder, ranging from magnets and paper clips to telephone and aluminum wire. The goal of treatment is to remove the object quickly, using the least invasive method possible. Therefore, the ideal treatment is removal through endoscopic means; however, in some cases, the size, mobility and shape of the foreign body can prevent its removal endoscopically and more invasive means must be employed. We present a case of a patient who inserted 150 magnetic spherical beads into his bladder.