Year: 1986 Source: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, v.7, no.2, (1986), p.169-171 SIEC No: 19870349

This case report describes a highly unusual way of committing suicide: the insertion of a cylindrical foreign body through the penile urethra, resulting in perforation of the urinary bladder and abdominal hemorrage.The manner of death was determined by psychological autopsy which ruled out an autoerotic (accidental) death. The case is presented in order to alert medical examiners & psychiatrists that such a unique & painful method of suicide exists.