Stercoral colitis

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

Management

Disposition

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