Case Report

Radiopaque Fecaloma wich Mimic Foreign Body


  • Emine Akıncı
  • Mehmet Akif Karamercan
  • Figen Coşkun

Received Date: 05.06.2010 Accepted Date: 26.08.2010 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2013;12(3):164-166

Fecalomas are hard, laminated, and calcified fecal masses, that sometimes may mimic carcinoma. They are frequently radiopaque, usually found in the rectosigmoid region, and rarely in the more proximal colon. Chronic constipation is one of the most common causes of fecaloma in adults. Fecalomas are usually radiopaque and laminated on X-Ray. Initially, therapy should be conservative. Rarely, laparotomy is required to remove the mass. Rarely, fecalomas can radiologically mimic foreing bodies. Herein we report a rare case that haswell defined contoured, eliptic shaped radiopaque rectal fecaloma which mimic a foreign body.

Keywords: Fecal impaction, radyoopaque fecaloma, abdominal p