Skip to main content

Acute anal pain due to ingested bone

Abstract

Six cases of acute anal pain due to impaction of ingested bone in the anal canal are reported. The clinical presentation mimicks common causes of acute anal pain such as perianal abscesses, fissures or thrombosed haemorrhoids. The diagnosis is readily made on simple digital rectal examination. Early removal of the bone results in immediate pain relief, whilst delayed diagnosis may result in deeper penetration of the bone and abscess formation.

Résumé

Six cas de douleurs aigues anales duent à l'impaction dans le canal anal d'os ingérés sont rapportés. Le tableau clinique simule les causes communes de douleurs anales aigues telles que abcés péri-anal, fissures ou hémorroïdes thrombosées. Le diagnostic est facilement fait sur un simple toucher rectal. L'ablation rapide de l'os provoque un soulagement immédiat de la douleur tandis qu'un retard de diagnostic peut entraîner une pénétration plus profonde de l'os et la formation d'un abcés.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

References

  1. Kyrik KR, Brattebo G (1990) The potential hazarads of eating fish. Gastroenterology 99:602

    Google Scholar 

  2. Gilbert PM (1990) Multiple foreign bodies impacting in the rectum. Br J Clin Pract 44:160

    Google Scholar 

  3. Schofield PF (1980) Foreign bodies in the rectum. J Roy Soc Med 73:510–513

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Seow, C., Leong, A.F.P.K. & Goh, H.S. Acute anal pain due to ingested bone. Int J Colorect Dis 6, 212–213 (1991). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00341393

Download citation

  • Accepted:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00341393

Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pain Relief
  • Anal Canal
  • Abscess Formation