Surgeons put their butts on the line

The sphincs effect?

Doctors are warning of a potential 'fire in the hole' situation after having to surgically remove a can of deodorant lodged inside their patient's rectum.


Recounting the tale in BMJ Case Reports, they cautioned the extremely rare foreign body could pose a serious safety hazard in the surgical setting.

The 21-year-old man had presented to them with a one-day history of abdominal pain but no signs or symptoms of peritonitis.

He reported that "two unknown people" had inserted the aerosolised