Rectal foreign bodies.

  title={Rectal foreign bodies.},
  author={Joel E. Goldberg and Scott Russell Steele},
  journal={The Surgical clinics of North America},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={173-84, Table of Contents}
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… CONTINUE READING