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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Synonyms and keywords: a tumor made of feces; fecalith; coprolith; stones made of feces


A fecaloma is a hardening of feces into stones of varying size inside the colon.


A fecaloma occurs in the setting of chronic obstruction of fecal transit.


Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Fecal impaction may have severe and even lethal effects, such as the rupture of the colon's walls by acute angles of the fecalomas (stercoral perforation), followed by septicemia. A fecolith is also usually the cause of acute appendicitis.[1]


Extremely large (giant) fecalomas, which must be surgically removed (disimpaction). Normally, however, fecalomas can be manually disimpacted or by passing colonic tubes (catheters which carry a flow of disimpaction fluid (solvent).

See also


  1. Creason N, Sparks D. Fecal impaction: a review. Nurs Diagn. 2000 Jan-Mar;11(1):15-23. Review. PMID 10847055


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