Perforation Due to Rectal Foreign Body and Radiological Findings

Document Type : Case Report


1 Van Traınıng and Research Hospıtal, Van, Turkey

2 Department of Radiology, Medical Faculty, Yuzuncu Yıl University, Van, Turkey

3 Department of General Surgery, Medical Faculty, Yuzuncu Yıl University, Van, Turkey


Perforation Due to Rectal Foreign Body and Radiological Findings

İntroduction: Rectal foreign bodies have been increasingly seen and cause urgent surgical complications. Diagnosis and treatment of these cases in emergency departments may be difficult. The effective use of radiological imaging techniques can accelerate and facilitate this process.
Case presentation: A 65-year-old male patient, who underwent computed tomography with the suspicion of a foreign body in the rectum, was admitted to the emergency outpatient clinic. The patient was a male patient with a psychiatric illness who later underwent emergency surgery. Since the patient had impaired consciousness during the examination, anamnesis could not be obtained, so surgical consultation in the emergency service was first consulted as perforation due to rectal tumoral thickening.
In almost all cases, plain radiography is sufficient and can eliminate diagnostic difficulties. However, this is not possible in non-opaque objects. Therefore, CT played an important role in the diagnosis of this patient. A 30cm foreign body, salami, was removed from the abdomen of the patient, who was later taken into emergency surgery.
Conlusion: The guiding role of radiological examinations in diagnosis and treatment was discussed, and it was emphasized that CT is a problem-solving tool for rectal foreign body.


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