Rectal foreign body

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
X-ray

Supine abdominal film demonstrates a large opacity with a distinctive shape superimposed in the midline with associated bowel gas distention. Features are consistent with a rectal foreign body, assuming no such object is present on the surface of the patient. 

Case Discussion

Case courtesy of Dr Colin Harris.

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Case information

rID: 36396
Published: 10th May 2015
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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