Patient has Buzz Lightyear doll stuck up rear

Patient has Buzz Lightyear doll stuck up rear

Shocked doctors were left with only their imaginations for answers when they were confronted with an X-ray of a patient with a Buzz Lightyear doll lodged right up the ass.

The action figure, which comes from the film Toy Story, even had its wings deployed and stretched out.

The bizarre X-ray is one of the 100 collected by the doctors behind "Stuck Up!: 100 Objects Inserted and Ingested in Places They Shouldn’t Be", a humorous and sometimes shocking book that takes a look at 100 real objects that somehow ended up in the human body.

Psychiatrist Rich E. Dreben, M.D., emergency room physician Murdoc Knight, M.D., and forensic psychiatrist Marty A. Sindhian, M.D., collected the x-rays with the hope that publishing them would make people less embarrassed or afraid to seek medical help for sunch incidents.

The book features objects such as cassette tapes, wires, and even an iPod stuffed inside people.

The doctors stressed that the X-rays are 100 per cent real cases, though the pictures are graphically enhanced so the reader can easily see the objects more clearly.

Doctor, I have an eye in my vagina

On the topic of baffling X-rays, ABC News reported on a case of a doctor who was presented with an odd complaint - the patient had an "eye in the vagina".

This was what Dr Melissa Barton read when she picked up a medical chart of a patient while doing her rounds.

The patient told her that she had inserted the eye up there herself for "safe keeping".

Apparently, the patient had been expecting a fight with some neighbours outside her house. However, she was wearing only a sweatshirt and spandex pants, and had no safe place to stow her prosthetic eye away.

So she inserted the eye and her driver's license up her vagina, explaining to the shocked doctor that "those things (the eye) are pretty expensive and hard to replace."

Dr Gart Vilke had a more amazing story for the news channel. The professor of clinical emergency medicine at the University of California San Diego Medical Center said he once saw a man who had four Barbie doll heads stuck in his rectum.

The doctor described the heads as they appeared in the X-ray as resembling a "totem pole".

'I swear I just tripped and fell'

"Sometimes patients tell us that they were doing some type of household chore in the nude when they 'fell' or 'tripped' or 'jumped into bed' and 'landed on the object'," Dr Dreben said.

Such was the explanation Mirela Gradinaru, 37, gave when she arrived at a clinic in Arad, western Romania, with a large canister of hairspray lodged in her bum.

The Sun UK reported that doctors found the object after they had X-rays done to localise the object to carry out the operation.

Although the patient was in a lot of agony, she refused to tell the surgeons how the "massive can of hairspray" got into her rear.

Doctors say patients with foreign objects inside them usually fall into three categories: those who get the foreign objects stuck there accidentally, those who swallow the objects, or those who insert objects into their vaginas or rectums, usually for sexual stimulation, and can't get them out.

Children are more like to swallow strange objects, and make up the bulk of such cases doctors see.

Those with objects stuck up the other end tend to be older, between the ages of 20 and 40, and are likely to be male, ABC News reported.

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