Patients with a rectal foreign body RFB are still a rare entity in general surgery departments but with an increasing incidence over the last years. This case is sometimes difficult to treat, and due to a lack of standardized treatment options, the aim of the study was to present our clinical experiences with the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to RFBs and a review of the currently available literature. Because many publications were just case reports, we did not perform a meta-analysis or a systematic review. The mean age was
Management of rectal foreign bodies | World Journal of Emergency Surgery | Full Text
Encountering a foreign object in the rectum is rare; however, the incidence has greatly increased in recent years. Treatment of these patients requires a multidisciplinary approach because this condition may have serious complications. Presently described is management of 2 cases of rectal foreign body treated in the clinic. Foreign objects are most often encountered in upper gastrointestinal system; very rarely, foreign bodies are seen in lower gastrointestinal system or rectum.
Rectal foreign bodies are large foreign items found in the rectum that can be assumed to have been inserted through the anus, rather than reaching the rectum via the mouth and gastrointestinal tract. It can be of clinical relevance if the patient cannot remove it the way they intended. Smaller, ingested foreign bodies, such as bones eaten with food, can sometimes be found stuck in the rectum upon x-ray and are rarely of clinical relevance. Rectal foreign bodies are a subgroup of foreign bodies in the alimentary tract. If the foreign body is too big to allow feces from the colon to pass, a mechanical ileus may occur.
Make EMS1 your homepage. Lots of medics have a go to "that one patient" story they share when asked by friends or family for something they never expected to hear about in the ambulance. The X-ray will provide crucial information in formulating a plan of attack in removing the unwanted occupant. It will also provide everyone on staff with a great story for their next cocktail party. After scouring the dark recesses of the internet, we present 29 of the most shocking items ever found within the dark recesses of the rectal cavity.