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Techniques in Coloproctology

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 313–317 | Cite as

A novel technique for minimally invasive removal of a foreign body in the rectal wall

  • J. H. Wu
  • H. Y. Zhang
  • Y. Xia
  • L. Q. Jiang
  • Y. Yuan
  • S. G. Xu
  • P. Y. Zhou
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Introduction

A foreign body lodged in the rectum is not a common surgical emergency, and it is somewhat rare for a foreign body to penetrate the rectal wall [1], but if this does occur and the object is not removed in a timely manner, there can be a variety of serious consequences [2]. The removal of foreign bodies from the rectal wall poses a challenge to the surgeon. In this article, we introduce a new type of navigation device which can accurately identify the position of a foreign body in the rectal wall. By using this device, it was possible to remove the foreign body using a minimally invasive technique.

Technique

The new navigation technique we applied is called “surgical approach visualization and navigation” (SAVN) system (Santan Medical Technology Limited, Hangzhou, China) and uses a visible laser beam to simulate X-rays emitted from a C-arm X-ray machine [ 3]. It consists of a data processing module connected to the monitor of the C-arm, and the laser driver device is...

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This study was approved by the Changhai Hospital Ethics Committee.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from the parents for the use of photographic images and recording of the operative procedures.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Emergency DepartmentChanghai Hospital, Second Military Medical UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of OrthopedicsChanghai Hospital, Second Military Medical UniversityShanghaiChina

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