Rectal foreign body - sports drink bottle
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There is a large foreign body projected over the abdomen presumably within the rectum and distal large bowel measuring 3.1 x 9.6 centimetres in maximal dimensions. It has the appearance of a bottle.
Unremarkable bowel gas pattern, with gas projecting to the level of the anal verge. No evidence of dilated loops of bowel or multiple air fluid levels to suggest presence of bowel obstruction. No definite pneumoperitoneum seen.
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It is good to see that this chap was safety concious and chose a plastic bottle (note how thin the wall is) and left the cap on. Also, although unlikely to make a huge dint in the worlds use of plastic, this is one way to recycle.
Case courtesy of Dr Kara O'Donnell