The bottom line…

October 2, 2008

…also on the topic of all things anal.

At today’s weekly meeting, the last of the student presentations described a patient who had abdominal pain secondary to perforated rectum of unknown cause, perhaps an ingested fishbone.  Then it was followed by the “Rectal Foreign Bodies”.  How about that!  Besides the usual joking around the topic, it actually did touch on important things like making sure it’s safe before a digital rectal exam in the case of sharp objects, and how plastic objects, eg. caps of shampoo bottles don’t show on an X-Ray and why you have to be careful even after you’ve fished out the offending object.  Then there was the one about the guy who swallowed a bag of fish hooks and got his finger caught on one…


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