Rectal foreign body - instant coffee jar

Case contributed by Assoc 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 for fairly obvious reasons. The pins inserted in the inner rubber part of the lid are of unknown significance. 

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