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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 68, No. 4, 2006, pp. 216-218
Bioline Code: is06061
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 68, No. 4, 2006, pp. 216-218

 en Case Report- Laparoscopic assisted removal of rectal foreign body
Bhanot Ashish, Patel GR, Bachani Mitesh, Gohil VijayrajD


'Foreign' means originating elsewhere or simply 'outside the body.' Foreign body rectum is not as common as other parts of the body. Rectal foreign bodies present are difficult to manage. Emergency-department procedures include rectal examination, proctoscopy and abdominal radiography. Soft or low-lying objects having an edge could be grasped and removed safely in the emergency department, but grasping hard objects is potentially traumatic and occasionally results in upward migration toward the sigmoid. Although foreign bodies can be removed in the emergency department in about two out of three cases, some 10% still require a laparotomy and a diverting colostomy to remove the object or to treat bowel perforation. We are presenting a case of laparoscopic assisted removal of tumbler using 10 mm suction cannula to push the object down. Laparoscopy helped not only in retrieval but also enabled visualizing any bowel perforation due to foreign body and its manipulation.

10 mm suction cannula, foreign body rectum, laparoscopic assisted, sigmoid colostomy

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