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Severe fecal impaction with stercoral colitis

 

This is a case of a patient with a first presentation of constipation and obstructive symptoms with a large fecaloma and stercoral colitis. Although a rare complication of fecal impaction, pressure necrosis may lead to life-threatening fecal peritonitis. This patient was medically managed without further complications.

A 2008 study suggested that adult Hirschsprung's disease is more likely to appear as a markedly dilated proximal colonic segment with a transition zone and a narrowed distal colonic segment on CT.

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