Balloon Extraction of a Retained Rectal Foreign Body Under Fluoroscopy, Case Report and Review

Azman B., Erkus B., Guvenc B. H.

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE, vol.25, pp.345-347, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/pec.0b013e3181a3494f
  • Page Numbers: pp.345-347


Rectal foreign body impaction in infancy is extremely rare, and the literature does not describe a standard treatment procedure. Extraction by fiberoptic rectosigmoidoscope is advocated as the treatment of choice but is not free of possible complications It should be also taken into consideration that the type of foreign body has an impact on the timing of treatment. We report a 50-day-old male presenting with a retained broken tip of a mercury thermometer in the rectum. A novel method of diagnostic approach and treatment is discussed.