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Successful Transanal Removal of a Rectal Foreign Body by Abdominal Compression under Endoscopic and X-Ray Fluoroscopic Observation: A Case Report

Case Reports in Gastroenterology. 2016;10(3):646-652 DOI 10.1159/000452210


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Journal Title: Case Reports in Gastroenterology

ISSN: 1662-0631 (Online)

Publisher: Karger Publishers

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Specialties of internal medicine: Diseases of the digestive system. Gastroenterology

Country of publisher: Switzerland

Language of fulltext: English

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Hironobu Mikami

Norihisa Ishimura

Akihiko Oka

Ichiro Moriyama

Takafumi Yuki

Kousaku Kawashima

Shuichi Sato

Shunji Ishihara

Yoshikazu Kinoshita


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Time From Submission to Publication: 7 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

We occasionally encounter patients with various types of rectal foreign bodies. When too large to grasp, transanal removal can be difficult. Here, we report a case of successful manual transanal removal of an 18 × 4 × 4 cm silicon rod without complications. A 50-year-old male came to the emergency department of our hospital 12 h after transanal insertion of a whole silicon rod. An abdominal examination showed no evidence of peritonitis, while X-ray and computed tomography findings revealed a large foreign body in the rectum, without any sign of perforation. Initially, we attempted removal using an endoscopy procedure with conventional endoscopic instruments, including a snare and grasp forceps, though we failed because of the large size. Next, we manually compressed the foreign body from the abdominal wall under endoscopic and X-ray fluoroscopic observation, and successfully removed it in a transanal manner without complications. Endoscopic and X-ray fluoroscopic assistance were helpful to guide the direction and angle of abdominal compression in this case.