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2022 Aug 17

Int J Surg Case Rep


Non-perforated Stercoral Colitis patients with septic shock have a higher mortality than their perforated counterparts. A case report and review of literature.


Stercoral colitis is an inflammatory condition caused by fecal impaction; it involves the colonic or rectal wall. It occurs most commonly in nursing home patients, chronic opioid users, and patients with mental impairment.