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Bilateral hydronephrosis due to fecaloma in an elderly woman.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10777195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
By computer search of the literature, we found few cases of hydronephrosis due to fecal impaction. Because such a complication is extremely rare, we describe an 81-year-old woman with dementia, gallstones, arterial hypertension, and diverticulosis of the sigma who was hospitalized for severe constipation, fecaloma, and bilateral hydronephrosis. Through simultaneous lavage by two rectal tubes and manual disimpaction of fecaloma, bilateral hydronephrosis was resolved. We also briefly review the appropriate literature.
B Knobel; P Rosman; G Gewurtz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical gastroenterology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0192-0790     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-14     Completed Date:  2000-06-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910017     Medline TA:  J Clin Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine B, Edith Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cathartics / therapeutic use
Fecal Impaction / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Hydronephrosis / etiology*,  therapy,  ultrasonography
Treatment Outcome
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J Clin Gastroenterol. 2000 Apr;30(3):228-9   [PMID:  10777177 ]

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