Rectal foreign body - instant-coffee jar

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


"It's the only way to keep that freshly-ground 100% arabica bean aroma."

Patient Data:

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

Lateral pelvis x-ray

Modality: X-ray

Lateral x-ray of the pelvis demonstrates a large instant coffee jar in the rectum. There appears to be a number of pins stuck in the rubber inside of the lid. 

Case Discussion:

This patient was admitted... well for obvious reasons. The pins inserted in the inner rubber part of the lid are of unknown significance. The jar was of a well known brand of instant coffee... which I will not mention as perhaps it is not the image the manufacturers are going for...

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