Pestle in rectum

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard


Slipped while cooking Malaysian food... or some other Kiplinesque "just so" story. Now, abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Radio-opaque object projects over the pelvis. In this clinical setting, presumably within the rectum.  


Mortar and pestle

Mortar and pestle image from wikimedia commons. 

Author: Evan-Amos

Original file here

Modification: Square crop

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