Phallic substitutes inserted by patient or partner
Usually men aged 20–40 yr, with male to female ratio 20:1
Ingested objects lodged in rectum:
Complaint of rectal FB
Perirectal abscess (with imbedded bones/toothpick)
FB on rectal exam:
High-lying FBs are located proximal to rectosigmoid junc...
Patient has usually tried to remove FB and failed.
Further attempts at extraction will not work and could cause perforation.
Failed extraction in ED requires surgical removal in the operating room.
Evidence of mucosal tear on proctoscopy should be observed for 24 hr (no antibiotic indic...
Passage of Foley catheter beyond object with insufflation of air breaks vacuum and permits retrieval.
Provide adequate sedation/analgesia when attempting FB removal in the ED.
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Coskun A, Erkan N, Yakan S, et al. Management of rectal foreign bod...
70176004 foreign body in rectum (disorder)
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