The unusual features of this case are the size and shape of the glass tumbler. C. K., a man, aged 55, entered the Indianapolis City Hospital, March 10, 1919, at 2 p. m., saying that about fifty hours before, with the assistance of a woman, he had introduced a small glass into the rectum for the purpose of exciting sexual passion.
When I was called to the hospital I found him in shock with rapid pulse and rising temperature. I could feel one side of the thin edged glass tumbler tightly wedged about 4 inches up in the rectum with the mouth down, into which had rolled the edematous rectal mucosa, making it impossible to move the glass down by traction.
I opened the abdomen, found a beginning peritonitis, and after opening the rectum I first tried again to push the glass down out of the anus, but could not