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Case Report: Rectal Perforation Secondary to a Toothbrush in an Elderly Man.

Front Surg 2022 10;9:921843. Epub 2022 Jun 10.

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Rectal foreign bodies often constitute an arduous diagnosis and perplexing management. A 72-year-old gentleman who is mentally sound was brought to the emergency department for severe epigastric pain of a 1-week duration. On examination, he was pyrexial and in sepsis. Read More

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Foreign bodies in the rectum: Three case reports of sexual violence.

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2022 Jun 29;78:103695. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Balkh University, Balkh, Afghanistan.

Background: Sexual violence is one of the worst forms of violence with long-term physical and psychological effects on victims. It has been stated that sexual stimulation was responsible for 78% of clinically relevant foreign rectal bodies. About 10% of the cases were due to sexual assault. Read More

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Proposal of an algorithm for the management of rectally inserted foreign bodies: a surgical single-center experience with review of the literature.

Langenbecks Arch Surg 2022 Jun 2. Epub 2022 Jun 2.

Department of General, Visceral, Thoracic, and Transplantation Surgery, Klinikum Stuttgart, Kriegsbergstraße 60, 70174, Stuttgart, Germany.

Background: Retained rectal foreign bodies (RFBs) are uncommon clinical findings. Although the management of RFBs is rarely reported in the literature, clinicians regularly face this issue. To date, there is no standardized management of RFBs. Read More

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Management of unusual rectal foreign body - Case report and literature review.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2022 May 6;94:107051. Epub 2022 Apr 6.

Digestive System Surgery service at Getúlio Vargas University Hospital (HUGV), Manaus, Brazil.

Introduction: Retained rectal objects represent a rare complaint in the emergency room, affecting mainly males between 20 and 40 years, with most objects of a sexual nature, but the examiner must be aware of objects of an unusual nature.

Presentation Of Case: A 54-year-old male patient arrives at the surgical emergency department, with a report of an accident with the insertion of an object via the rectum, a gym dumbbell. Initially opted for transrectal object removal, but with difficulties due to its position. Read More

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Systematic review of rectal foreign bodies in older men: humanistic care and a novel challenge for society.

Ann Transl Med 2022 Feb;10(4):164

Department of General Surgery, Tangdu Hospital, Air Force Medical University, Xi'an, China.

Background: In recent years, rectal foreign bodies have become a common proctological emergency in the male population, especially older Chinese men, often requiring surgical intervention due to associated complications. This review aimed to describe the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of rectal foreign bodies in older men and examine the possible challenges presented by the condition to clinicians and society.

Methods: A comprehensive search was conducted in English-language databases and Chinese databases from January 2000 to December 2020. Read More

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February 2022

Tough and Stretchy: Mechanical Properties of the Alimentary Tract in a Fish Without a Stomach.

Integr Org Biol 2022 8;4(1):obac003. Epub 2022 Feb 8.

Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.

The mechanical properties of intestinal tissues determine how a thin-walled structure exerts forces on food and absorbs the force of food as it enters and travels down the gut. These properties are critically important in durophagous and stomachless fish, which must resist the potential damage to foreign bodies (e.g. Read More

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February 2022

Spontaneous passage of accidentally ingested metallic nail in an adult: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2022 Mar 25;92:106865. Epub 2022 Feb 25.

Debre Markos University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, PO Box 269, Debre Markos, Ethiopia.

Introduction And Importance: Foreign body ingestion is most common in children, as well as adults with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric problems. The most commonly swallowed foreign bodies in adults include fish bones, chicken bones, toothpicks, and dentures. Sharp and elongated ones are the most typical causes of gastrointestinal perforation among the aforementioned. Read More

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Nearly missed laryngeal foreign body.

Abdullah Khan

J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open 2022 Feb 22;3(1):e12662. Epub 2022 Jan 22.

Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospital Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Siena Campus Hospital Henderson Nevada USA.

Foreign body ingestion and aspiration can present as a life-threatening emergency in children. These foreign bodies are diagnosed based on history, physical exam, and focused radiography to reduce the risk of excessive radiation. We describe a case of a 3-year-old child who ingested magnetic beads and presented to the emergency department with no symptoms. Read More

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February 2022

Colon perforation by foreign body insertion for sexual gratification: a case report.

Pan Afr Med J 2021 29;40:188. Epub 2021 Nov 29.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Occurrence of retained rectal foreign bodies with bowel perforation resulting from auto-eroticism is rare among males in Africa. Embarrassment attached to this condition may delay or derail acquisition of information and management. A 30-year-old male presented with abdominal pain and constipation for 3 days. Read More

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January 2022

Successful Transabdominal Removal of Penetrating Iron Rod in the Rectum: A Case Report.

East Afr Health Res J 2021 15;5(2):137-141. Epub 2021 Nov 15.

Department of General Surgery, Mpeketoni Hospital, Lamu County, Kenya.

Foreign bodies in the anus and rectum are not uncommon presentations globally. Reasons for foreign bodies in the rectum can be trauma, assault, psychiatric reasons but the most common reason documented is sexual pleasure, and objects range from sex toys to tools to packed drugs. Regardless of the reason, health care providers must maintain nonjudgmental composure and express empathy. Read More

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November 2021

Accidental or intentional ingestion of toothbrushes: experience with 8 adult patients.

Emerg Radiol 2022 Apr 13;29(2):377-382. Epub 2022 Jan 13.

Department of Radiology, University of California-San Diego Medical Center, 200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92103, USA.

Purpose: Ingestion of a toothbrush is an unusual event but may occur either accident or by intent. Radiological examinations play a crucial role in determining the exact location of the object within the gastrointestinal tract and in planning for its removal by endoscopic or surgical intervention.

Methods: Medical and radiological records of 8 patients who had swallowed the broken heads or entire toothbrush were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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Rectal foreign body removal: increasing incidence and cost to the NHS.

Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2021 Nov;103(10):734-737

Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.

Introduction: Insertion of foreign objects into the rectum is a well-described phenomenon and not an uncommon referral to the general surgeon on call. Although usually not life-threatening, there can be consequences following migration of the object or perforation of the large bowel. This study looks at the incidence of removal of foreign objects from the rectum over the last decade and the financial burden it presents to the NHS. Read More

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November 2021

Rectosigmoid transition perforation by ingá () seeds in the Brazilian amazon: Case report and surgical treatment.

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2021 Oct 27;70:102897. Epub 2021 Sep 27.

Departament of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Nilton Lins University (UNL), Manaus, Brazil.

Introduction: Foreign body ingestion is a common clinical scenario found in clinical practice. Perforations related to foreign bodies are rare, but they can present as a serious condition in emergency surgery services. The most common sites of perforation are angled areas, such as: ileocecal valve, sigmoid colon, duodenojejunal flexure and small intestine. Read More

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October 2021

Delayed transrectal mesh erosion after sacrocolpopexy.

C Rengifo B Ali

Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2021 Sep;103(8):e252-e254

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.

Synthetic mesh is often utilised for reinforcement in pelvic organ prolapse surgery. Mesh erosion to surrounding structures is a recognised complication following sacrocolpopexy, but translocation to the vagina is more common. We report an unusual case of delayed asymptomatic erosion of the mesh into the rectum 12 years after sacrocolpopexy. Read More

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September 2021

Case series of retained rectal foreign body. A Malaysian experience.

Malays Fam Physician 2021 Jul 31;16(2):78-82. Epub 2021 May 31.

MMed Surg. (UKM), General Surgeon, Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Retained rectal foreign body, with its associated social stigma, is a medical condition that is infrequently reported in Malaysia. We report the surgical management of five cases of retained foreign objects in the rectum seen over a one-year period. There were three young and two elderly male patients. Read More

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Imaging of the Vagina: Spectrum of Disease with Emphasis on MRI Appearance.

Radiographics 2021 Sep-Oct;41(5):1549-1568. Epub 2021 Jul 23.

From the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (M.Z., A.S., M.I., M.N., C.L.S.) and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (V.S.R.), Washington University School of Medicine, 510 S Kingshighway Blvd, St Louis, MO 63110; Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, Ariz (M.Y.); Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla (M.M.); and Department of Oncologic Sciences, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Fla (M.M.).

The vagina is a median fibromuscular structure of the female reproductive system that extends from the vulva inferiorly to the uterine cervix superiorly. As most vaginal lesions are detected at gynecologic examination, imaging performed for nongynecologic indications can frequently cause concomitant vaginal pathologic conditions to be overlooked. The vagina is often underevaluated at routinely performed pelvic transvaginal US because of a narrow scan area and probe positioning. Read More

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November 2021

Deodorant aerosol spray can in the rectum: a potential fire hazard during surgery.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 May 24;14(5). Epub 2021 May 24.

Anesthesia, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Rectal foreign bodies are not uncommon and often pose a serious challenge to surgeons. In majority, the objects are inserted by self in children, psychiatric patients and for sexual gratification in adults. Various rectal foreign bodies have been reported. Read More

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The removal of a foreign body from the rectum using a condom.

Asian J Surg 2021 Jun 21;44(6):881-882. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Anorectal Department, The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, China. Electronic address:

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Self-inserted foreign bodies during COVID-19: two case reports.

Hong Kong Med J 2021 04 7;27(2):142-144. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Surgery, Princes of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong.

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Novel Approach to Removal of Rectal Foreign Bodies.

Dis Colon Rectum 2021 06;64(6):e368-e370

Division of Colorectal Surgery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

Background: Retained rectal foreign bodies are a common concern in patients presenting to the emergency department. Thankfully, the rates of injury from these retained objects are low. Numerous techniques have been described for the extraction of these foreign bodies, including using endoscopic snares, Foley catheters to break suction mechanisms, and various kinds of clamps to grasp the objects. Read More

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Bailing out the bowel and bladder - A rare case report of rectal impalement injury with iatrogenic bladder rupture.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Apr 11;81:105740. Epub 2021 Mar 11.

Department of General Surgery, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, 400008, India. Electronic address:

Introduction And Importance: Rectal perforations due to foreign body impalement are infrequently encountered in practice. Accidental or intentional foreign body insertions pose a diagnostic challenge to surgeons and put them in demanding circumstances for successful extraction.

Case Presentation: We report a case of a 60-year-old male with alleged history of accidental foreign body insertion into the rectum. Read More

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Imaging of drug mules.

Emerg Radiol 2021 Aug 18;28(4):809-814. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA, 02114, USA.

Cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and hashish are the primary drugs transported by a body packer, who swallows such packages. A body pusher or stuffer transports drug packages in rectum or vagina. Plain radiography is the primary imaging modality used in the evaluation of concealed drugs and has sensitivity of 85-90%. Read More

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Case Series: Removal of Rectal Foreign Bodies.

Cureus 2021 Feb 8;13(2):e13234. Epub 2021 Feb 8.

Internal Medicine, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, PAK.

Introduction: Foreign rectal body is one of the less common presentations in the emergency department and has a variety of etiologies. Our aim is to study the mode of injury, clinical presentation, diagnosis, surgical intervention and outcomes associated with a rectal foreign body.

Methods: This cross-sectional case series was conducted from January 2019 to July 2019 in the surgical unit of a tertiary care teaching hospital in Pakistan. Read More

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February 2021

Laparoscopic removal of an aberrant acupuncture needle in the gluteus that reached the pelvic cavity: a case report.

Surg Case Rep 2021 Feb 17;7(1):51. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

Division of Reparative Medicine, Department of Gastrointestinal and Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Life Sciences, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-174 Edobashi, Tsu, Mie, 514-8507, Japan.

Background: Intrapelvic aberrant needles are rare in clinical practice. Long-term foreign bodies in the abdominal cavity may form granulation tissue or an abscess, and may cause organ injury. Therefore, such foreign bodies need prompt removal. Read More

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February 2021


Gastroenterol Nurs 2021 Jan-Feb 01;44(1):55-59

Mohammad Reza Pashaei, MD, is Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, School of Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

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November 2021

Techniques for the extraction of high rectal foreign bodies by transanal minimally invasive surgery.

Tech Coloproctol 2021 03 9;25(3):339-342. Epub 2021 Jan 9.

Department of General Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA, USA.

Removal of rectosigmoid retained foreign bodies (RFB) may require laparoscopy and often laparotomy. Proctoscopic extraction from the distal sigmoid colon and proximal rectum can be technically difficult. Using a transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) approach, RFBs can be safely removed, avoiding an abdominal operation with associated morbidity. Read More

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Sacral plexus disorder caused by a wooden toothpick in the rectum.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Jan 5;14(1). Epub 2021 Jan 5.

Department of Spinal Surgery, Akita Cerebrospinal and Cardiovascular Center, Akita, Japan.

A 67-year-old man presented with a 2-month history of pain in his right buttock and lower limb. MRI depicted right L5/S1 lateral recess stenosis requiring surgical treatment; however, preoperative CT showed an approximately 7 cm long, thin, rod-shaped structure in the rectum, which was ultimately determined to be an accidentally ingested toothpick. It was removed surgically 6 days after diagnosis, because right leg pain worsened rapidly. Read More

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January 2021

Thulium laser to endoscopically manage a rectal erosion and intraluminal mesh migration after ventral rectopexy.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Jan 4;14(1). Epub 2021 Jan 4.

Digestive and Interventional Endoscopy Unit, Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milano, Italy.

Rectal erosions after ventral rectopexy (VR) is an uncommon but challenging adverse event and can be associated with partial migration of the mesh into the intestinal cavity. Re-do surgery is difficult and often provides colostomy and/or anterior rectal resections. However, no alternative solutions are described in the available literature. Read More

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January 2021

Rectal Perforation by an Intrauterine Device Leading to Fatal Intra-Abdominal Sepsis and Necrotizing Fasciitis.

J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2021 Jun 30;43(6):760-762. Epub 2020 Sep 30.

Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB; Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.

Background: Colorectal injury from an intrauterine device (IUD) is rare but may lead to major complications.

Case: A 55-year-old woman presented to a tertiary care hospital with 4 days of generalized weakness, confusion, dysuria, and lower back pain. She provided a vague history of an unsuccessful attempt to remove an IUD 30 years prior. Read More

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Perianorectal abscesses and fistula due to ingested jujube pit in infant: Two case reports.

World J Clin Cases 2020 Oct;8(20):4930-4937

Department of General Surgery, Children's Hospital of Shanghai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200333, China.

Background: About 90% of perianal infection is caused by cryptoglandular infection. Only a few cases of peritonitis or intra-abdominal abscesses secondary to perforation of the digestive tract by an ingested foreign body have been reported. The most common sites of impaction and perforation include the appendix, cecum and the terminal ileum. Read More

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October 2020