Urinary Tract Infection as a Single Presenting Sign of Multiple Vaginal Foreign Bodies: Case Report and Review of the Literature Academic Article uri icon


  • Background Vaginal foreign bodies in children usually present with foul-smelling discharge and/or vaginal bleeding. Rarely, these basic clinical diagnostic signs are not present. Case We report on a 5½-year-old girl with recurrent lower urinary tract infection as the sole presentation of multiple vaginal foreign bodies. Ultrasound of the lower urinary tract was inconclusive, and cystography indicated for recurrent urinary tract infections was declined by the patient in an outpatient setting. Cystography under general anesthesia raised the suspicion of foreign vaginal objects, and the definitive diagnosis was made by vaginoscopy. The relevant literature covering this subject is reviewed. Conclusion High level of suspicion and strict basic diagnostic protocol are the most important steps for a timely diagnosis of this condition.

publication date

  • February 1, 2010