Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky


Constipation, abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Male

CT abdomen

The rectum is ballooned by impacted fecal matter, reaching 11 cm in caliber, in keeping with a fecaloma. No related masses.

Case Discussion

Faecaloma is hardened accumulated feces at the rectum or sigmoid colon. The diagnosis is important not only to avoid confusion with neoplasm but also to alert the physician to the possibility of complications such as perforation, obstruction, ulceration, or stercoral colitis.

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Case information

rID: 53898
Published: 14th Jun 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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