Stercoraceous perforation, rare but potentially fatal cause: case report

Authors

  • Carlos Durán Gutiérrez Department Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hospital De Especialidades Del Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano Del Seguro Social, México City, México
  • Andres Felipe Alvarez Rojas Department Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hospital De Especialidades Del Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano Del Seguro Social, México City, México
  • Braulio Rios Muñoz Department of General Surgery, Hospital General de Zona 1-A“Dr. Rodolfo Antonio De Mucha Macías Instituto Mexicano Del Seguro Social, México City, México
  • Veronica Diez Martínez Tana Department of General Surgery, Hospital General de Zona 1-A“Dr. Rodolfo Antonio De Mucha Macías Instituto Mexicano Del Seguro Social, México City, México

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20232123

Keywords:

Stercoral perforation, Chronic constipation, Rectosigmoid surgery

Abstract

Stercoraceous perforation is an infrequent pathology but with high mortality rates, it is increasingly recognized as a consequence of chronic constipation, it occurs in elderly people, the diagnosis is a surgical challenge, sudden abdominal pain is the initial symptom associated with signs of peritoneal irritation and the diagnostic study of choice is tomography, the treatment of choice is early surgery, the prognosis is related to the patient's comorbidities. We present the clinical case and review of the subject of a 72-year-old woman who presented stercoraceous perforation secondary to chronic constipation, emergency surgery was performed with resection of the affected bowel, colostomy and Hartmann's pouch with favorable short-term results.

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Published

2023-06-30

How to Cite

Durán Gutiérrez, C., Alvarez Rojas, A. F., Rios Muñoz, B., & Diez Martínez Tana, V. (2023). Stercoraceous perforation, rare but potentially fatal cause: case report. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 11(7), 2692–2695. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20232123

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