stercoral ulcer

(redirected from solitary rectal ulcer)

ster·co·ral ul·cer

an ulcer of the colon due to pressure and irritation of retained fecal masses.

stercoral ulcer

A colonic ulcer that develops in elderly or mentally retarded Pts with intractable constipation due to pressure of impacted fecal material and sluggish mesenteric circulation; with time, infected fistulas form under the ulcer. See Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome.

ster·co·ral ul·cer

(stĕr'kōr-ăl ŭl'sĕr)
A lesion of the colon due to pressure and irritation of retained fecal masses.

stercoral ulcer

A rarely occurring ulcer of the colon caused by pressure from impacted feces. Perforation through the walls of the colon may cause peritonitis, sepsis, and sometimes death.
See also: ulcer
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Diagnostic considerations for structural pathology that are commonly associated with chronic anorectal pain includes cryptitis, fissure, abscess, hemorrhoids, solitary rectal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, and rectal ischemia.
Common organic causes include cryptitis, anal fissure, perianal abscess (with or without fistula), hemorrhoids, solitary rectal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, and rectal ischemia (Figure 3).
Patients with full thickness rectal prolapse, Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome with internal prolapse and rectocele were included in the study.
4%), followed by solitary rectal ulcer syndrome with internal prolapse, n=4 (13%) and 3 (9.
sup][3] CCP is associated with a variety of ulcerating diseases including inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis [UC] and Crohn's disease), infectious colitis, rectal prolapse, solitary rectal ulcer, and diverticulitis, among others.
Surgical therapy for colitis cystica profunda and solitary rectal ulcer syndrome.
Rectal ulcer has the following differential diagnoses: Radiation rectal ulceration, solitary rectal ulcer syndrome, ischemic proctitis, stercoral ulcer, and rectal ulcers secondary to treatment with nonsteroidal compounds.
It is present in 40% of patients with solitary rectal ulcer (SRU) and in 33% of patients with unexplained perineal pain without a history of obstructed defecation.
A solitary rectal ulcer is a chronic, recurrent ulcer on the anterior wall of the rectum that can mimic IRP since it also causes pain, mucous discharge and discomfort during defecation.
evaluated the treatment of an unresponsive solitary rectal ulcer with XIFAXAN 400 mg BID in one patient.
The clinically significant findings seen on colonoscopy included colorectal cancers, IBD, colonic tuberculosis, strictures, solitary rectal ulcers and polyps (Fig 1-8).