A foreign body in the urinary bladder leads to bladder stone and vesicorectal fistula: A case report

Shyamendra Pratap Sharma, Sarita Chowdhary, Arj Deo Upadhyay, Manoj Kamar Yadav, Shiv Prasad Sharma


The case in this study was presented, the features in the diagnosis and treatment of rare complications such as bladder stone and vesicorectal fistula caused by the injection needle, which is a foreign body in the bladder. A 1-year-old male child came to our outpatient department with chief complaints of straining during micturition, dribbling of urine and history of high-grade fever, chills & rigor. A kidney, ureter, and bladder (KUB) X-ray revealed an approximately 1.5 cm bladder stone with radiopaque linear foreign body. On diagnostic cystoscopy anterior, posterior urethra was normal, fecal debris, stone and a needle was seen coming out through posterior wall of bladder. Open anterior cystolithotomy was done to remove 1.5-cm stone and a foreign body described as injection needle 24 gauge surrounded with fecal debris coming out through posterior wall was also removed. Fistulous tract was present and probed with 5 Fr feeding tube. A diversion colostomy was done. Patient discharged with colostomy and in follow up after 1 month micturating cystourethrogram (MCU) and distal loopogram of colon were normal; no fistulous communication present. Colostomy was closed after 3 months. There has been many cases reported in literature about insertion of different foreign bodies in bladder but foreign body ( injection needle) leading to bladder stone and vesicorectal fistula  is first of its kind as far as our knowledge is concerned.


Foreign body urinary bladder, injection needle, vesicorectal fistula, bladder stone.

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