Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2011 Jul;43(1):52-55.

A Case of a Colon Perforation Due to a Soft Rectal Foreign Body

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Daejeon St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. ksb1999@hanmail.net

Abstract

Numerous foreign bodies in the rectum have been reported in the literature. Their removal can be challenging depending on the size and shape of the objects and their anatomical location in the rectum. A 64-year-old man presented to the emergency department after inserting a sausage into his rectum. He had some rectal discomfort and lower abdominal pain. There were no signs of bowel perforation. We attempted to extract the sausage impacted in the recto-sigmoid junction by colonoscopy using a snare and grasping forceps but failed to extract the foreign body. Unfortunately, a colon perforation had occurred, and the sausage was eventually extracted by performing a colostomy at the recto-sigmoid junction with primary repair. We report this case of a soft rectal foreign body impacted in the recto-sigmoid colon complicated by a colon perforation with a literature review.

Keyword

Soft foreign body; Colon perforation; Operation

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Pain
Colon
Colonoscopy
Colostomy
Emergencies
Foreign Bodies
Hand Strength
Humans
Middle Aged
Rectum
SNARE Proteins
Surgical Instruments
SNARE Proteins
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