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Polyembolokoilamania: A Rare Case Report

Madan Rajashekar, Manaswini Mullapudi, Vishnu Vardhan

Keywords : Hallucinations, Polyembolokoilamania, Schizophrenia

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10045-00125

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 15-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


The introduction of foreign bodies into the rectum dates back to 16th century. When featured in literature, it has been typically discussed in medical subdisciplines, such as surgery, gastroenterology, emergency medicine and urology. However, in-depth exploration of this multidimensional phenomenon in the field of psychiatry has thus far been limited. Polyembolokoilamania inserting foreign bodies into orifices is a rare disorder and rectal insertions happen mostly due to erotic activity. Insertion of foreign bodies in psychiatric patients is associated with psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, either due to delusional beliefs or in response to command hallucinations. In this case report, we are reporting a 35-year-old male patient who had inserted a metal tumbler into anal orifice and claimed that spirits had inserted the object into anal orifice against his will, later the patient was diagnosed as having paranoid schizophrenia and was treated. It is likely that any radiologist and surgeons will encounter this type of case, and thus should be familiar with both diagnostic and management options and refer for psychiatric help to avoid recurrences.

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