Fecal impaction

Farshid Araghizadeh

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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
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2005


  • Constipation
  • Fecal impaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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