A case of giant fatal fecaloma
Keywords:Fecaloma, Fecal impaction, Chronic constipation, Abdominal mass, Intellectual disability
Fecaloma is an uncommon intense variation of fecal impaction. Chronic constipation is a very common complaint in these patients. Its association has been observed in elderly women, neuropsychiatric patients, bed bound and institutionalized patients. The treatment of fecaloma can be challenging, ranging from conservative measures, colonoscopic removal to surgical intervention. We are reporting a case of giant fatal fecaloma in an elderly woman, who was on long term treatment for neuropsychiatric disorder.
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