ND73.4/T18.4 Foreign body in colon



Foreign body in the colon is usually caused by accidentally swallowing a foreign object. It is usually seen in children.


The diagnosis of a foreign body in the colon is usually made by physical examination, x-rays, or CT scans.

Differential diagnosis

Other causes of abdominal pain, such as appendicitis and intestinal obstruction can be ruled out by physical examination and imaging studies.


The treatment for a foreign body in the colon depends on the size and location of the object. Small objects can usually be removed with a colonoscope. Larger objects may require surgery to remove them.


The prognosis for a foreign body in the colon is generally good, as long as the object is removed before it causes any damage to the colon.

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