Faecolith

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy

Presentation

Nausea / vomiting, no bowel motion, concern for small bowel obstruction.

Patient Data

Age: 65-year-old
Gender: Male
X-ray

2 radiopaque densities which appear to be in the lower colon likely contrast coated boluses of faecal material.

X-ray

After treatment of the faecal impaction.

Case Discussion

After treatment of faecal impaction fecalith, the opacities are no longer evident on the radiograph.

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Case information

rID: 45224
Case created: 18th May 2016
Last edited: 4th Aug 2017
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