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Lead shot passed per urethram

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6925.414b (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:414
  1. C A Hajivassiliou
  1. University Department of Surgery, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 OSF
  2. PO Box 121, Waitati, Otago 9160, New Zealand.

    EDITOR, - David Vicary's short item addresses an interesting question.1 Assuming that the patient definitely passed the lead shot per urethram and had definitely never been shot, four unlikely possibilities might explain the passage of lead shot per urethram: the presence of an occult enterovesical fistula; a ureteroenteric fistula secondary to ureterolithiasis; the gradual migration of previously ingested lead shot from the …

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