Rectal foreign body - large radiopaque dildo

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

"I was minding my own business when..."

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
X-ray

Abdominal x-ray

Supine abdominal x-rays demonstrates a large (very large) radiopaque sex-toy lying presumably in a redundant loop of rectosigmoid. No convincing free gas can be identified. The descending colon is seen passing down to the left iliac fossa.

Case Discussion

It is a shame that the excuses brought in by patients when presenting with their various retained rectal foreign bodies are not explicitly recorded on x-ray request forms. 

This case is courtesy of Dr Colin Harris. 

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