Rectal foreign body

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


DIY enthusiast.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Abdominal x-ray demonstrating a rectal foreign body. No evidence of perforation. 

Case Discussion

Ok, so this chap is really quite clever. What you need are:

  • 1 x pump action (CFC-free) spray bottle
  • 1 x empty tube of Berocca tablets (vitamin supplement)

Take the Barocca tube and screw it onto the top of the spray bottle. Then insert the whole thing into your rectum. Go to your local emergency department and come up with a plausible excuse, like.... err... 

For more rectal misadventures see: rectal foreign bodies.

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Case information

rID: 12573
Published: 18th Dec 2010
Last edited: 9th May 2018
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