""It was a million-to-one-shot, Doc." "My hands were full." "I fell." These and many other ludicrous excuses are what emergency room doctors hear every day from patients who check in with various objects inserted where the sun don't shine, stuck in various orifices or ingested in other ways. How exactly DID that cell phone end up there? Was it on vibrate? And is the rectum truly the best place to store your fake grenade? It is at least somewhat understandable to find a rectal thermometer in its intended place, but how about a rolling pin? And what does your 6-year-old-daughter have to say about her missing Barbie doll? People's imagination knows no bounds, and we, of course, love to point and laugh. Stuck Up! features hilarious Xray images of the most outrageous kind, accompanied by short texts about the patient's excuse, the potential reasoning behind the insertion, and the method of removal. Warning: Grossness factor and hilarity are high! Sample objects include: *stapler *toothbrush *banana *dentures *eyeglasses *Buzz Lightyear *immersion blender *USB drive *coathanger *iPod *door knob"--
Rich Dreben, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist who has treated patients in multiple outpatient settings, the psychiatric emergency room, and jail psychiatry clinics. Dr. Dreben currently practices psychiatry in California. Murdoc Knight, M.D., is a board-certified emergency physician attending, working at multiple hospitals in Massachusetts. He holds degrees in biomedical engineering and medicine from the University of California. Marty A. Sindhian, M.D., is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who specializes in psychosomatic medicine and forensic psychiatry. He works and teaches in a hospital in California, while also having a small private practice.