Rectal foreign body

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Problem? No. I just need to change the batteries.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

There is a foreign body projected over the rectum extending into the distal left colon.

No complication identified.Circumferential osteophytosis surrounding both hip joints.  Bilateral os acetabuli.  Mild supero lateral joint space narrowing (right greater than left).

Case Discussion

One could be forgiven for thinking that this chap was still finding the whole thing 'interesting'... at least on the supine film. 

Case courtesy of Dr Adrian Yesuratnam.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 20346
Published: 14th Nov 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.