An unusual foreign body in the rectum

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Summary

An unusually large stone, weighing 850 Gm., was found in the rectum of a 30-year-old patient. It was oval in shape and measured 12.0 by 8.6 by 8.8 cm., and its circumference was 23.3 cm. Manual removal was unsuccessful, and finally it had to be extracted with a bone-holding forceps combined with suprapubic downward pressure. The anal sphincter and urinary bladder were not damaged by its removal.

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