Chicken bone in anal canal
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O'Donnell C, Chicken bone in anal canal. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 30 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-51490
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20 Feb 2017
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Intense anal pain and low grade fever. Thought by the surgical registrar to have a perianal abscess.
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Inverted V-shaped foreign body consistent with a chicken bone in the anal canal without substantial surrounding inflammation
Chicken bones can lodge in any part of the GI tract including the pharynx, doudenum, small or large bowel. It is surprising that such a foreign body with sharp ends could pass through the entire bowel and end up lodging in the anus. This is one rectal/anal foreign body that has not entered via a retrograde approach!