NCBI ROFL: Accidental condom inhalation.

By ncbi rofl | October 22, 2010 7:00 pm

condom headIt’s case study flashback week on NCBI ROFL! All this week we’ll be featuring some of our favorite medical case studies from the archives. Enjoy!

“A 27-year-old lady presented with persistent cough, sputum and fever for the preceding six months. In spite of trials with antibiotics and anti-tuberculosis treatment for the preceeding four months, her symptoms did not improve. A subsequent chest radiograph showed non-homogeneous collapse-consolidation of right upper lobe. Videobronchoscopy revealed an inverted bag like structure in right upper lobe bronchus and rigid bronchoscopic removal with biopsy forceps confirmed the presence of a condom. Detailed retrospective history also confirmed accidental inhalation of the condom during fellatio.”




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  • Idlewilde

    with people this stupid it’s amazing the human race has survived this long….

  • mityorkie

    Now an episode of House!

  • Justin

    @ #2,
    They actually already did this on Grey’s Anatomy this season.

  • Jockaira

    …talk about sucking the chrome off a trailer hitch!

  • Joanna Cake

    And she didn’t realise…??? I mean I’ve just extolled the virtues of the ultra-thin material of the new latex-free condoms but, come on!

    It’s not like it’s a tiny bead or crumb and to end up in her lung, she must have been coughing and choking furiously. Ok, ok, so there’s the whole gag reflex problem which might cause confusion but the retching stops almost immediately after you remove the object causing the throat to constrict and the reflex to activate.

    I just don’t see how it could have made it down her trachea to a lung without her realising…


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