Revision 29 for 'Severe fecal impaction with stercoral colitis'

All RevisionsChangeset unavailable

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.1

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.