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Stercoral perforation of the rectum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21489173     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Stercoral perforation of the rectum is an uncommon complication of chronic constipation and is therefore often not considered as a differential in patients presenting to primary health-care facilities. Unfortunately, until awareness of this rare but potentially life-threatening disorder is raised patients will continue to be misdiagnosed and potentially suffer from poorer outcomes. We review the literature and discuss a case of rectal perforation and its management.
Authors:
Cindy Oakenful; Andreas L Lambrianides
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1742-6723     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med Australas     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101199824     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Australas     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  224-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2011 The Authors. EMA © 2011 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine.
Affiliation:
Redcliffe Hospital, Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia.
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