Rectal foreign body - eggplant

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Horticultural misadventure.

Abdominal and pelvic x-rays

Modality: X-ray

Plain films of the pelvis demonstrate a large egg-shaped opacity with heterogeneous air density within it. No free intraperitoneal gas or evidence of a bowel obstruction. 

Case Discussion

The shape of the eggplant means that once it's equator has passed the anal verge it has a tendency to scoot up up and away. When that happens... well, it means an embarrassing trip to the emergency department, or perhaps the local horticultural society. 

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Case Information

rID: 16262
Case created: 4th Jan 2012
Last edited: 6th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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