stercoral ulcer

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ster·co·ral ul·cer

an ulcer of the colon due to pressure and irritation of retained fecal masses.
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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.
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ster·co·ral ul·cer

(stĕr'kōr-ăl ŭl'sĕr)
A lesion of the colon due to pressure and irritation of retained fecal masses.
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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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There has been a case report in which stercoral ulceration as a cause of lower gastrointestinal bleed has been ascribed to sevelamer use [6].
(2) Stercoral ulceration and perforation due to pressure necrosis from a hard, inspissated fecal mass is an uncommon but life-threatening complication requiring resection of the affected colonic segment?