Author(s): Goldberg JE, Steele SR
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Abstract Rectal foreign bodies present a difficult diagnostic and management dilemma because of delayed presentation, a variety of objects, and a wide spectrum of injuries. An orderly approach to the diagnosis, management, and post-extraction evaluation of the patient with a rectal foreign body is essential. This article outlines and describes the stepwise evaluation and management of the patient with a rectal foreign body. The authors also describe the varied techniques needed to successfully remove the different foreign bodies that may be encountered. Copyright 2010. Published by Elsevier Inc.
This article was published in Surg Clin North Am
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports