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*CT findings with focal thickening of colonic wall, stranding of pericolonic fat in segment showing fecal impaction, and presence of extraluminal bubbles of gas or abscess
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*CT findings with focal thickening of colonic wall, stranding of pericolonic fat in segment showing fecal impaction, and presence of extraluminal bubbles of gas or abscess <ref> Heffernan C. et al.  Stercoral Colitis Leading to Fatal Peritonitis: CT findings.  American Journal of Roentgenology, 2005. 184(4); 1189-1193. </ref>
  
 
==Management==
 
==Management==

Revision as of 04:37, 16 August 2019

Background

  • Rare condition, inflammatory colitis related to increased intraluminal pressure from impacted fecal material in the colon
  • Pressure may occur with ulceration resulting in perforation
  • Primarily in elderly, nursing home or young patients with neurological impairment

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Constipation

Evaluation

  • CT findings with focal thickening of colonic wall, stranding of pericolonic fat in segment showing fecal impaction, and presence of extraluminal bubbles of gas or abscess [1]

Management

Disposition

See Also

External Links

References

  1. Heffernan C. et al. Stercoral Colitis Leading to Fatal Peritonitis: CT findings. American Journal of Roentgenology, 2005. 184(4); 1189-1193.