Doctors make a 'surprising' finding in boy's urethra

But they're still not sure how the pen lid got there, describing the case as a 'rare medical event'

In what doctors describe as a rare medical event, a six-year-old boy has had surgery to remove a pen lid from his urethra. 

pen lid

Doctors don't know how the 1.5cm plastic item came to be in the boy's posterior urethra, describing it in a BMJ case report as a "first of its kind association of posterior urethral valve (PUV) with foreign body".

The boy presented to the outpatient department of the King George’s Medical University in Lucknow, India, with complaints of recurrent urinary tract infections, nocturnal enuresis and