“Surgeons should ‘maintain high suspicion’ when encountering psychiatric patients with lower stomach or rectal pain.” |
Nov 8, 2019 |
Miami, FL, WTHR – The piercing pain a 46-year-old Florida man was complaining of had gone on for a week.
By the time he made it to an operating room, doctors said he was in septic shock.
According to WLFA, the CT scan performed next provided some clues about the man’s pelvic and midsection discomfort. A full screwdriver was evident in the man’s abdominal region and appeared to have pierced his large intestine.
Non-surgical options were considered to retrieve the object, but there were complications. The tool had become embedded in a buttock muscle.
The report said “surgery would be required to remove the full screwdriver from his rectum.
Surgeons drained right buttock abscess and performed a colostomy.”
Surgery was successful, and the man was said to be doing well when examined two weeks later.
The report said the man had previously been treated for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
The surgery details, posted in medical publications, stressed that surgeons should “maintain high suspicion” when encountering psychiatric patients with lower stomach or rectal pain. Source | Fair Use