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A Case of Giant Fecaloma in a 32-Year-Old Woman

Journal: Austin Journal of Clinical Case Reports (Vol.1, No. 4)

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Page : 1-2

Keywords : Chronic constipation; Fecaloma; Ureters;

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Chronic constipation is a very common complaint at outpatient clinics. It can progress to fecal impaction if not managed promptly. However rarely it may be extreme causing abdominal distension masquerading an abdominal tumor. We present an unusual case of a 32-year-old mentally challenged female who developed a fecaloma associated with chronic constipation, which was managed conservatively. Diagnosis of fecaloma must be considered in patients presenting with chronic constipation and abdominal mass.

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