Calcified fecolith--a rare cause of large bowel obstruction

Emerg Radiol. 2007 Jan;13(4):199-200. doi: 10.1007/s10140-006-0545-1. Epub 2006 Nov 18.


The authors present a rare case of colonic obstruction caused by a fecolith in a 59-year-old female who presented with symptoms suggestive of intestinal obstruction. The computed tomography (CT) confirmed the diagnosis. The patient was managed by laparotomy and colotomy to remove the fecolith.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Fecal Impaction / diagnostic imaging*
  • Fecal Impaction / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lithiasis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed