Case report: successful endoscopic removal of a large rectal foreign body

Case report: successful endoscopic removal of a large rectal foreign body

Authors

  • Simone Bosi azienda ospedaliera universitaria di parma
  • Gian Luigi de'Angelis Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Unit University Hospital of Parma Parma, Italy

Keywords:

rectal foreign body endoscopy

Abstract

Incidence of emergency access due to retained large rectal foreign bodies is increased in the last years. Such situations are a challenge because often, due to their size and physical characteristics, the large foreign bodies of the rectum cannot be extracted manually or by endoscopy, thus requiring surgery, as reported in the literature.

We report a case of a 59-old male with a retention of a large vegetable rectal foreign body (whole eggplant) successfully subjected to endoscopic removal without the need for surgery.

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Published

07-09-2020

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CASE REPORTS

How to Cite

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Bosi S, de'Angelis GL. Case report: successful endoscopic removal of a large rectal foreign body. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 Sep. 7 [cited 2024 Jul. 20];91(3):e2020074. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/7806