A 42 year-old male was admitted to the hospitalwith a known retained foreign body. A can ofshaving cream was inserted into the patient’srectum several days prior to presentation. Onadmission, an abdominal radiograph (Figure1) was taken to confirm the position of theforeign body and the absence of free air inthe abdomen. The patient was taken to theoperating room and under local anesthesiaunderwent successful transanal removal ofthe aerosol can using tenaculum forceps.There was no evidence of bowel perforation.The patient was transferred to the recoveryroom in stable condition.
Koczirka, MSIV, Stephen; Shnitser, MD, Anastasia; and Halegoua-De Marzio, MD, Dina
"Clinical Images: Colorectal Foreign Body,"
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