2013 Volume 33 Issue 4 Pages 773-776
We report a case of transanal rectal foreign body. A 32-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because he had inserted 500mL of liquid plaster into his anus and could not pull the material out by himself. A plain X-ray of the abdomen showed a foreign body shadow in the rectum. Abdominal computed tomography showed the plaster in the pelvic space, without free air. Because removal by the anal approach was difficult, we performed emergency laparotomy and the plaster (18×6cm in size) was removed from the sigmoid colon; low anterior resection was also needed because of severe damage to the rectal mucosa. The patient was discharged 11 days after the operation without any complications. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a transanal rectal foreign body (plaster) in the Japanese literature.