Faecaloma

A faecaloma is a mass of faeces most frequently noted in the rectum and sigmoid colon, that is much harder than a faecal impaction due to coprostasis.

Pathology

Usually, the faecal matter accumulates in the intestine, then stagnates and increases in volume until the intestine becomes deformed and acquires characteristics similar to those of a tumour.

Aetiology

There are several causes of faecaloma and have been described in association with

Complications

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Article Information

rID: 18335
Section: Pathology
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Fecaloma
  • Faecalomas
  • Fecalomas

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