Rectal Foreign Body Removal in the Emergency Department: A Case Report
- Author(s): Nesemann, Samuel
- Hubbard, Kimberly A.
- Siddiqui, Mehdi I.
- Fernandez, William G.
- et al.
Introduction: Rectal foreign bodies (RFB) pose a challenge to emergency physicians. Patients are not often forthcoming, which can lead to delays to intervention. Thus, RFBs require a heightened clinical suspicion. In the emergency department (ED), extraction may require creative methods to prevent need for surgical intervention.
Case Report: The authors present a case of a successful extraction of a RFB in the ED and review of the literature.
Conclusion: Retained RFBs are an unusually problematic reason for an ED visit. Thus, it is important for emergency physicians to be comfortable managing such cases appropriately.