Case Report
 
Novel approach to rectal foreign body retrieval: A Case Report
Tzu-Yi Chuang1, Paul Tingey2, Hassan Malik3, Havish Srinath3
1Surgical Principle House Officer, Department of General Surgery, Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
2Surgical Intern, Department of General Surgery, Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
3Surgical Registrar, Department of General Surgery, Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Article ID: 100926Z01TC2018
doi: 10.5348/100926Z01TC2018CR

Corresponding Author:
Tzu-Yi Chuang
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Chuang T, Tingey P, Malik H, Srinath H. Novel approach to rectal foreign body retrieval: A Case Report. Int J Case Rep Images 2018;9:100926Z01TC2018.


ABSTRACT

Retained rectal foreign bodies (RFB) are becoming an increasingly common presentation to Emergency Departments, and pose a significant risk of morbidity for patients. If non-operative removal of these objects is unsuccessful, laparotomies or laparoscopies may need to be performed. In this case report, a 43-year-old male presented to hospital requesting assistance removing a RFB. The retained rectal foreign body in question was a 7 cm diameter firm rubber ball. After numerous failed approaches, the RFB was removed using a Kiwi suction device with assistance from our obstetrics and gynaecology colleagues. This paper describes our experiences with this case, and discusses similar events documented in the literature.

Keywords: Extraction, Foreign, Rectum, Retained, Suction


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Acknowledgements
We would like to thank our obstetrics and gynaecology colleagues for their valuable contributions in this case.
Author Contributions
Tzu-Yi Chuang – Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Paul Tingey – Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Malik Hassan – Acquisition of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Havish Srinath – Acquisition of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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The corresponding author is the guarantor of submission.
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Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this case report.
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