An unusual foreign body in the urinary bladder mimicking a parasitic worm

Bryan H. Schmitt, Marc T. Feder, Denise L. Rokke, Thomas P. Moyer, Bobbi S. Pritt

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We report an unusual case of a foreign body removed from the urinary bladder of a 63-year-old male which mimicked a parasitic worm. The foreign body was identified as an artificial fishing worm by morphological comparison to a similar commercially produced product and by infrared spectrum analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2520-2522
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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