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Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 77, Supplement 3, pp 1417–1417 | Cite as

Abracadabra

  • Dario Piazzalunga
  • Federico CoccoliniEmail author
  • Luca Ansaloni
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Abstract

A voluminous radiopaque foreign body (7 cm in diameter bowl) in the rectum of a 45-year-old male patient was removed uneventfully by a transanal approach with an obstetric forceps.

Keywords

Foreign body Rectum Methods Removal 
This is a case of a 45-year-old male patient with a voluminous radiopaque foreign body (7 cm in diameter bowl) (Fig. 1) in the rectum, which was removed by a transanal approach with an obstetric forceps (Fig. 2). No complications occurred, and the patient was discharged on the first postoperative day. The patient was able to defecate without problems and did not complain faecal or gas incontinence at the 1-week postoperative examination.
Fig. 1

Pelvic radiograph of a male with massive rectal foreign body (pétanque ball)

Fig. 2

The foreign body has been removed with an obstetric forceps

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dario Piazzalunga
    • 1
  • Federico Coccolini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luca Ansaloni
    • 1
  1. 1.Unit of General and Emergency SurgeryPapa Giovanni XXIII HospitalBergamoItaly

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