Rectal foreign body - instant-coffee jar

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


"It's the only way to keep that freshly-ground 100% arabica bean aroma."

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

Lateral pelvis x-ray

Lateral x-ray of the pelvis demonstrates a large instant coffee jar in the rectum. There appears to be a number of pins stuck in the rubber inside of the lid. 

Case Discussion

This patient was admitted... well for obvious reasons. The pins inserted in the inner rubber part of the lid are of unknown significance. The jar was of a well known brand of instant coffee... which I will not mention as perhaps it is not the image the manufacturers are going for...

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Case information

rID: 3284
Case created: 22nd May 2008
Last edited: 7th Aug 2016
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