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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 17-20

Perspectives on stercoral perforation

Department of Surgery, University of Buea, Buea, S.W. Region, Cameroon

Correspondence Address:
Elroy Patrick Weledji
Department of Surgery, University of Buea, Buea, S.W. Region
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DOI: 10.4103/ijssr.ijssr_7_17

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Stercoral perforation results from ischemic necrosis of the colonic wall by a fecaloma. The cause is multifactorial and the diagnosis is usually made only at laparotomy. There is high mortality from fecal peritonitis and Hartmann's procedure in the ill and toxic elderly patient carries the lowest mortality.

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