Foreign body in rectum

Case contributed by Dr Samuel J. Sampson

Presentation

Juvenile male from penal system suspected of sequestering object in rectum.

Patient Data

Age: 16 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Foreign body noted in pelvis, likely in rectum. Appearance most consistent with cigarette lighter.

Abdominal radiograph otherwise unremarkable. Nonobstructed bowel gas pattern.

Case Discussion

This case was submitted with supervision and input from:

Soni C Chawla, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Radiological Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Olive View - UCLA Medical Center
Sylmar, California, United States

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