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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-49

Leech in urinary bladder


Dept. of Pediatric Surgery, NRS Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India

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D Ghosh
Dept. of Pediatric Surgery, NRS Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata
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ABSTRACT: Two cases of accidental entry of a leech per urethra into the urinary bladder are described. The first, a 7-year old boy, while playing in a waterlogged paddy field, fell on the ground and a leech entered through his urethra. The second, an 11-year old boy, while bathing in a pond, encountered a similar experience. Both the patients were managed by infusion of 50 ml of normal saline through a Foley catheter, this was clamped for 3 hours and then released. In both the cases leeches were micturated out intact on the next day after removal of the catheter. Both the patients presented with pain, dysuria and hematuria, which resolved spontaneously within several hours.






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