TITLE

Removal of a Large Spherical Foreign Object from the Rectum Using an Obstetric Vacuum Device: A Case Report

AUTHOR(S)
Feigelson, Suzanne; Maun, Dipen; Silverberg, Daniel; Menes, Tehillah
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Mar2007, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p304
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports of retained rectal foreign bodies are increasingly common worldwide. It is likely that any surgeon practicing at a major medical center will encounter this type of case, and thus, should be familiar with both surgical and nonsurgical management options. The diagnosis is usually easy to confirm with a thorough history and physical exam and plain abdominal films. Low-lying objects can usually be extracted in the emergency room transanally, whereas high-lying foreign bodies may require anesthesia and laparotomy. We report an experience using an obstetric vacuum device to extract a high-lying foreign body from the rectum.
ACCESSION #
24238275

 

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