### Rectal Foreign Bodies ###

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  • And now, the List:

    "Rectal Foreign Bodies" -- from Surgery Magazine (1986)

    Collated by Drs. David B. Busch and James R. Starling, Madison, Wis.

    The surgical management of two patients presenting with incarcerated, apparently self-inserted foreign bodies is reported. The large volume of prior literature on this subject is reviewed, with tabulation of 182 previous cases by type and number of objects recovered and with a discussion of patients' age distribution, history, complications and prognosis.

    Table I Previously reported recovered foreign bodies:

    [ed. note: list has been appended to reflect recently found documentation.]

    Object                             Number Recovered
    Glass or ceramic
       Bottle or jar                       32
       Bottle with attached rope            1
       Glass or cup                        12
       Light bulb                           7
       Tube                                 6
       Apple                                1
       Banana                               2
       Carrot                               4
       Cucumber                             3
       Onion                                2
       Parsnip                              1
       Plantain (with condom)               1
       Potato                               1
       Salami                               1
       Turnip                               1
       Zucchini                             2
       Ax handle                            1
       Stick or broom handle               10
       Miscellaneous or unspecified         3
    Sexual Device
       Vibrator                            23*
       Dildo                               15
    Kitchen device
       Dull knife                           1
       Ice pick                             1
       Knife sharpener                      1
       Mortar pestle                        2
       Spatula (plastic)                    1
       Spoon                                1
       Tin cup                              1
    Miscellaneous tools
       Candle                               1
       Curling Iron				1
       Flashlight                           3
       Iron rod                             1
       Pen                                  2
       Rubber tube                          1
       Screwdriver                          1
       Toothbrush                           1
       Wire spring                          1
    Inflated device
       Balloon                              1
       Balloon attached to cylinder         1
       Condom                               1
       Baseball                             2
       Tennis ball                          1
       Pool cue ball                        1
    Miscellaneous containers
       Baby powder can                      1
       Candle box                           1
       Shampoo Bottle			1
       Snuff box                            1
       Bottle cap **                        1
       Cattle horn                          3
       Chain (gold)				1
       Frozen pig's tail                    1
       "Kangaroo tumor" #                   1
       Hair Mousse Cap			1
       Plastic rod                          1
       Stone                                2
       Toothbrush holder                    1
       Toothbrush package                   1
       Whip handle                          2*
    Collections (one case of each)
      2 Glass tubes
      72 1/2 Jeweler's saw
      Oil can with potato stopper
      Piece of wood, peanut
      Umbrella handle and enema tubing
      2 Glasses
      Phosphorus match ends (homicide)
      402 Stones
      Toolbox ##
      2 Bars soap
      Beer glass and preserving pot
      Lemon and cold cream jar
      2 Apples
      Spectacles, suitcase key, tobacco pouch, and magazine
     total of 14 collections, with approximately 500 objects

      * number may be larger (text unclear)
      **cannot exclude ingestion
      # unique case of pedunculated perianal skin tumor habitually
         inserted into rectum
      ##inside a convict; contained saws and other items usable 
      in escape attempts.


    Case 1. A 39-year-old married white male lawyer presented with a self- inserted perfume bottle in his rectum that he was unable to remove using various objects, including a back scratcher. He had inserted this bottle on previous occasions. Edema of the rectum and sigmoid colon precluded the successful manual removal of the object in the emergency room. A pelvic x-ray film (Fig.1) showed the object to be lodged 12 cm proximal to the dentate line. The 3 by 17 cm object, "Impulse Body Spray," was removed manually after a spinal anesthetic. The patient was discharged on the second postoperative day. He refused psychologic counseling.

    Case 2. A 39-year-old white male was admitted to the University Hospital psychiatric service for evaluation of a 2-week history of bloody diarrhea and auditory hallucinations. Rectal examination revealed a foreign body approximately 3 cm above the anal verge. An x- ray film (Fig. 2) showed that it was 20 cm in length. The object could not be removed by manual or endoscopic means. The patient consented to extraction of the dildo under general anesthetic. Biopsy specimens of the hemorrhagic rectal mucosa were performed and were negative on Ziehl-Neelson stains for mycobacterial or cryptosporidium infection. The patient was discharged without complications the following day.

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    (thanx to Thomas Comegys for scanning prowess)
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