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Guess What This Doctor Found During a Colonoscopy!

If you're squeamish, this one is not for you. NCBI ROFL blog presents the weirdest things ever found during a routine colonoscopy:

The procedure was uncomplicated with no gross mucosal pathology, however, an insect was found in the transverse colon (Fig. 1, to the left), was found in the transverse colon on a routine screening colonoscopy.).

The insect was aspirated and sent to the lab for further identification. The insect had three body segments (head, thorax, and abdomen) with ventrodorsal flattening of the body and a segmented abdomen, three pairs of legs extending from the thorax (with spikes and claw-like terminal appendages), elongated hind legs, and a pair of elongated antennae extending from the head to beyond the hind legs.

These morphologic findings were most consistent with the nymph form of Blattella germanica (German cockroach) of the Blattellidae family, a common household pest. The patient had a cockroach infestation at home and hence it was hypothesized that she may have inadvertently ingested a cockroach with food.

Now, where's that can of RAID again? Link


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Lol Gail. I didn't even think why is it still intact. BLEH.
Maybe she just digested the innards and the shell of the roach went through unharmed. *shudder*
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GROSS! One question, why was the bug in tact if it was ingested with food? Would it not have been digested and passed out of the body as waste?
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This reminds me of the guy who somehow inhaled a piece of a spork while eating at Wendy's. The morale of the story is: pay attention to what you're eating, and chew before swallowing.
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When it said the antennae curved back the entire length of the bug's body, I realized what it was... and nearly tossed my cookies. There is something so (shudder) about a cockroach!
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