A novel technique for nonoperative removal of round rectal foreign bodies

  • H. Sharma
  • S. Banka
  • R. Walton
  • M. A. MemonEmail author


Extraction of rectal foreign bodies is challenging. The medical literature confirms the diversity of the problem and equally some ingenious solutions, the majority of which requires either an anesthetic agent or a laparotomy to remove them. This case report presents a simple nonoperative technique to deal with one such situation.

Key words

Foreign body Colon Rectum Local anaesthesia 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Italia 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryWhiston Hospital PrescotMerseysideUK
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryHarold Wood HospitalEssexUK

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