Fecal impaction

Farshid Araghizadeh

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Abstract

Fecal impaction is a common gastrointestinal problem and a potential source of major morbidity. Prompt identification and treatment minimize the risks of complications. Treatment options include manual extraction and proximal or distal washout. Following treatment, possible etiologies should be sought and preventive therapy instituted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-119
Number of pages4
JournalClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

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Keywords

  • Constipation
  • Fecal impaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Surgery

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