NCBI ROFL: Worst practical joke ever.

By ncbi rofl | September 17, 2012 7:00 pm

Trans-anal barotrauma by compressed air leading to sigmoid perforation due to a dangerous practical joke.

“To present a case report of trans-anal barotrauma by high-pressure compressed air jet as a dangerous practical joke, that is, playful insufflation of high-pressure air jet through the anal orifice resulting in sigmoid perforation. The patient presented to emergency a day later with complaints of severe pain in the abdomen and abdominal distension following insufflation of high-pressure air jet through the anus. On examination, he had signs suggestive of perforation peritonitis and x-ray of the abdomen showed gas under the diaphragm. An emergency exploratory laparotomy was performed which revealed a 4-cm perforation in the sigmoid colon. Resection of the segment containing perforation along with the surrounding devitalised part was done with double-barrel colostomy. Reversal of colostomy was done after 8 weeks. Follow-up was uneventful.”

Thanks to @Neuro_Skeptic for today’s ROFL!

Photo: flickr/TMAB2003

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    Urgent to editor: ‘cm’ is not a word.

    • Kyla

      Urgent to Brandy: cm is a legitimate abbreviation, even in a news article.

  • nwhepcat

    That right there is a man who needs new friends.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TI7CPICHCCDDOHPYEKBYD5GQSA Matt

    Not the best way to make room for a gerbil.

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