Condom Inhalation

With the Flu season upon us the Utopian College of Emergency for Medicine (UCEM) would like to remind all fondling members of their duty to take a full and appropriate medical history. This includes a past sexual history…

27-year-old lady presented with persistent cough, sputum and fever for the preceding six months. Inspite 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.

[PMID Reference: 14870871]

Right Upper Lobe (RUL) Collapse

Right Upper Lobe (RUL) Collapse


  • Arya CL, Gupta R, Arora VK. Accidental condom inhalation. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. 2004 Jan-Mar;46(1):55-8. [PMID: 14870871][PDF]
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  1. says

    Point taken, but our waiting rooms are kinda busy this time of year…we are way behind you guys and have only just implemented the four month rule