Unusual cause of palpable mass per abdomen in an elderly woman: Fecaloma

Sujatha, * and Amin, Sapna Vinit and Roopa, PS and Rao, Raghavendra and Patil, Navin and Rao, Karthik and Jaunky, Chaitan and Ahmed, Talha (2016) Unusual cause of palpable mass per abdomen in an elderly woman: Fecaloma. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 7 (1). pp. 1666-1669. ISSN 0975-8585

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Chronic constipation and fecal impaction are common problems in elderly patient. Drugs causing constipation can add on to it and rarely lead to fecalomas causing abdominal distention, which mimics an abdominal tumor. We present an unusual case of a 63yr old patient under psychiatric treatment for 15yrs ,who developed fecaloma and was managed conservatively. Diagnosis of fecaloma must be considered in elderly patient with history of constipation and mass per abdomen.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Constipation; fecaloma; abdomen.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2016 08:55
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2016 08:55
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/145191

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