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Large fecalomas

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Diseases of the Colon & Rectum


Two fecalomas of three and four months’ duration were seen in patients of different sexes, one of which had to be removed manually. In both cases the bowel was emptied with the help of enemas.

A study is made of etiology, symptomatology and diagnosis.

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Abella, M.E., Fernández, A.T. Large fecalomas. Dis Colon Rectum 10, 401–404 (1967).

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