NCBI ROFL: Rectal oven mitt.

By ncbi rofl | September 17, 2009 3:00 pm

Rectal “oven mitt”: the importance of considering a serious underlying injury.

“A 20-year-old man presented with a rectal “oven mitt,” which was removed transanally. Rigid proctosigmoidoscopy revealed no apparent perforation, but subsequent contrast enema using meglumine diatrizoate demonstrated an extraperitoneal rectal perforation, which was probably caused by a wooden stick used to forcefully introduce the glove through the patient’s anus. Thus, rectal injuries may be caused not by the foreign object itself, but by another object used as an introducer.”

  • Deray

    jajajajaja I read this word "transanally" like this: "transnasally" and spitted milk all over my desk!

  • Dhivajri

    Do you think at the point when they ask, "Was anything more rigid introduced into your rectum?" that one is just beyond shame and fesses up right away?

  • Brian Too

    Words that do not belong together:

    “Rectal oven mitt”

    No. No no no!

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