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Korean J Gastrointest Motil. 1998 Nov;4(2):123-126. Korean. Case Report.
Sung IK , Son HJ , Rhee PL , Kim JJ , Koh KC , Paik SW , Rhee JC , Choi KW .
Division of Gastroenterology, Samsung Medical Center Sung Kyun Kwan University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Fecal impaction is defined as a large compacted mass of feces in the rectum or colon that cannot be passed by the patient. Fecal impaction may be caused by predisposing conditions such as mechenical impediments, neurologic diseases, psychiatric disorders, endocrine diseases, and some medications. And ninety percent of fecal impaction occur in rectum and sigmoid flexure. Recently, we experienced a case of fecal impaction in young female who had no predisposing conditions. A 30-year-old woman was adimtted with abdominal distension and constipation. She was diagnosed fecal impaction in splenic flexure and transverse colostomy was taken. After colostomy was repaired, recurrent fecal impaction was occurred and second transverse colostomy was done. After all, right hemicolectomy was done due to recurrent fecal impaction. She have one or two bowel movements a day after surgery.

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