stercoral ulcer

(redirected from Stercoral ulceration)

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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1) Gastrointestinal complications of constipation include stercoral ulceration, rectal prolapse, intestinal obstruction, megacolon, and fecal incontinence.
Idiopathic megabowel and stercoral ulceration of the colon are two uncommon complications of constipation.
The hard, impacted feces seen with stercoral ulceration and perforation has been described most commonly in elderly, mentally ill, and narcotic-dependent patients (1,7,8); however, our patient was 25-years-old with no diagnosed psychiatric disorders.
Constipation can lead to the catastrophic complications of stercoral ulceration with perforation and megabowel.