Glass rectal foreign body

Case contributed by Dr. Zaki Alhashimalsayed


Patient presented to the emergency department with history of bleeding per rectum after insertion of a glass tumbler per rectum. Multiple attempts by the patient to remove it were unsuccessful.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Rectal foreign body noted without evidence of perforation or obstruction. It has the shape of a tumbler with an obliquely directed fracture line suggesting it has cracked.

Case Discussion

The patient was taken to the operation room and under general anaesthesia, the foreign body was successfully retrieved.

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Case information

rID: 54234
Case created: 29th Jun 2017
Last edited: 30th Jun 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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