Perforations and foreign bodies of the rectum: report of 28 cases.

  title={Perforations and foreign bodies of the rectum: report of 28 cases.},
  author={James E. Barone and Norman Sohn and T F Nealon},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={184 5},
A series comprised of 28 patients (five with perforations of the recto-sigmoid colon and 23 with lodged rectal foreign bodies) is presented. The symptomatology, physical, laboratory and x-ray findings are described. Methods of management are discussed, with emphasis on the operative management of perforations and the conservative approach to retained foreign bodies. It is felt that these protocols will be useful to physicians who see this practice less frequently. X-rays of two more unusual… CONTINUE READING

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