Rectal foreign body - egg

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

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Un-united trans-cervical fracture of the femoral neck

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female
X-ray
Un-united trans-cervical fracture of the femoral neck, treated by introduction of egg to relieve discomfort.

Case Discussion

Among inhabitants of some villages in rural Iran (about 65 years ago), the introduction of an egg in the rectum is used for palliative treatment of some discomforts when there was no access to healthcare. 

This unique and historical case is from Prof. Saeed Rad's archive, radiology department, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

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Case information

rID: 20613
Published: 30th Nov 2012
Last edited: 6th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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