Fecolith

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy

Presentation

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

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

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

X-ray

After treatment of the fecal impaction.

Case Discussion

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

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Case information

rID: 45224
Published: 18th May 2016
Last edited: 7th Oct 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Augusta University

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