Rectal foreign body - butt plug

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


"Really? I can't imagine how it got there..."

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

Abdominal x-ray

Abdominal x-ray demonstrates a density in the pelvis with a surrounding similar density coating separated by an air cavity. It is roughly conical in shape with a narrow waist. The splenic flexure of the colon is distended. Not the incidental large nipple rings. 

Case Discussion

Perhaps attaching these to a surfboard leash, with a Velcro around the ankle, may help... 

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Case information

rID: 14974
Published: 11th Sep 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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