Case contributed by Bsc M. van Dullemen


A 6 year old girl with abdominal pains and constipation for several months with acute increase in abdominal pains was presented at the ER.

Patient Data

Age: 6
Gender: Female

15x10cm fecaloma from sigmoid colon to anal cavity can be seen on the abdominal X-ray with dilated bowels due to underlying Hirschsprung's disease.

Case Discussion

The 6 year old girl was diagnosed with a fecaloma in the anal cavity due to underlying Hirschsprung's disease. The fecaloma will be manually removed under anesthesia and laxatives will be given to prevent future complications.

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Case information

rID: 45408
Published: 27th May 2016
Last edited: 28th May 2016
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