Radiopaque Fecaloma wich Mimic Foreign Body


Akinci E., KARAMERCAN M. A. , Coskun F.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.12, no.3, pp.164-166, 2013 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/jaem.2011.063
  • Journal Name: EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.164-166
  • Keywords: Fecal impaction, radyoopaque fecaloma, abdominal pain
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Fecalomas are hard, laminated, and calcified fecal masses, that sometimes may mimic carcinoma. They are frequently radiopaque, usually found in the rectosigmoid region, and rarely in the more proximal colon. Chronic constipation is one of the most common causes of fecaloma in adults. Fecalomas are usually radiopaque and laminated on X-Ray. Initially, therapy should be conservative. Rarely, laparotomy is required to remove the mass. Rarely, fecalomas can radiologically mimic foreing bodies. Herein we report a rare case that haswell defined contoured, eliptic shaped radiopaque rectal fecaloma which mimic a foreign body.