Elias Manassa*, Yoram Kluger and Hany Bahouth
Department of Surgery, Rambam Health Care Campus, IsraelFulltext PDF
Penetrating trauma injury by rectal impalement is a rare form of injury, complicated and potentially lethal. It is even rare for such injury to result in pelvic, abdominal and thoracic cavities injuries. The true incidence of anorectal foreign body is underreported but is increasing. It is a challenging clinical problem in the emergency department and surgical wards, and it is more prevalent in males. We present a case of 50-year-old male who reportedly slipped in bathtub and fell on his right chest wall. Radiographic examination revealed a slender mass extending from his rectum to the right side of his neck. A review of literature reveals rare case reports describing the management of such impalement injury traversing the pelvic, abdominal, and thoracic cavities. The case report was approved by Helsinki Committee at Rambam Health Centre.
Injury; Trauma; Blood pressure; Laparotomy; CT scan
Manassa E, Kluger Y, Bahouth H. Management of Penetrating Injury to Multiple Body Cavities Following Trans- Rectal Impalement of Foreign Body: A Case Report. Ann Surg Case Rep. 2020; 3(2): 1030..