The Sciences

NCBI ROFL: Worst practical joke ever.

DiscoblogBy ncbi roflSep 18, 2012 4:00 AM

Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news
 

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

Related content (rectal hat trick): Discoblog: NCBI ROFL: Rectal salami.

Discoblog: NCBI ROFL: Rectal impaction following enema with concrete mix.

Discoblog: NCBI ROFL: Rectal oven mitt.

NCBI ROFL. Real articles. Funny subjects. Read our FAQ

!

1 free article left
Want More? Get unlimited access for as low as $1.99/month
Already a subscriber? Log In or Register
1 free articleSubscribe
Want unlimited access?

Subscribe today and save 70%

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Log In or Register
More From Discover
Recommendations From Our Store
Shop Now
Stay Curious
Join
Our List

Sign up for our weekly science updates.

 
Subscribe
To The Magazine

Save up to 70% off the cover price when you subscribe to Discover magazine.

Copyright © 2021 Kalmbach Media Co.