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an ulcer of the colon due to pressure and irritation of retained fecal masses.
Synonym(s): solitary rectal ulcer
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stercoral ulcerA 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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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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