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Synonyms for fecalith

a hard mass of fecal matter

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vermicularis 0.74% (n=24 in 3222 appendectomies) Female: male ratio 1:1 (12 females and 12 males) Age range 3-40 years old Mean age 13.83[+ or -]9.34 Median age 12[+ or -]9.34 The largest diameter of the appendix Range 5-10 mm (mean: 5.75 mm) Lymphoid hyperplasia 100% (n=24) Congestion 91.7% (n=22) Acute appendicitis 33.3% (n=8) Hemorrhage 45.8% The location of the parasite Corpus 75% Corpus and tip 20.8% Tip 4.2% The status of the appendiceal lumen Obstructed 12.5% (n=3) Narrow due to lymphoid 12.5% (n=3) hyperplasia Open 75% (n=18) Luminal content Fecalith 25% (n=6) Soft feces 29.1% (n=7) Feces admixed with blood and/or 25% (n=6) suppuration Only E.
Eleven predictors were retained following multiple forward, stepwise LR analysis of clinical, biochemical, and radiological predictors (positive heel drop test, continuous abdominal pain, migration of pain, gas deposition on X-ray, duration of symptoms [>24 hours], neutrophilia, guarding, free periappendiceal fluid on ultrasound, air-fluid level on X-ray, bilious vomiting, and fecalith on X-ray).
Factors associated with failed antibiotic management included fecaliths, fluid collections, or an appendiceal diameter greater than 1.1 cm on CT scan.
The resected specimen had within it a fragile, white, fecalith (Figure 2(a)).
Thickened bladder wall and fecalith images near the bladder are the main findings of AVF in CT scan.
The fecalith was sectioned and no metallic fragments were identified.
Clozapine-induced gastrointestinal hypomotility (CIGH) can lead to fecalith formation, which may result in intestinal obstruction/pseudo-obstruction, intestinal distension, necrosis, perforation, sepsis, aspiration from inhalation of feculent vomitus, or dysphagia.
(4) Xanthogranulomatous appendicitis is usually an incidental finding in patients with chronic inflammation and obstruction by fecalith. (3)
The doctor says it was caused by a fecalith. I have never heard of this.
The latter is usually caused by a fecalith; or the obstruction might be secondary to lymphoid hyperplasia, a tumor, a foreign body, a parasite, or an anatomic variance, including hyperinnervation of the mucosa.
A computed tomography (CT) scan was promptly obtained to investigate other causes of his abdominal pain and an appendix containing fecalith, which distended to 15 mm, was identified (Figure 1).
During the operation, it was found thatthe appendiceal stump was 3.5 cm long and that it was inflamed due to fecalith (Figure 2).
When I started my career, abdominal x-rays would be performed in search of a fecalith. However, such studies were of low sensitivity, and clinical acumen had a primary role in the decision to take the child to the operating room.
The etiologies include obstruction by a fecalith or tumor, adhesions, endometriosis or volvulus.
Mucocele usually denotes gross dilatation of the appendiceal lumen, with mucin accumulation in the presence or absence of luminal obstruction secondary to neoplasia, or denotes a nonneoplastic process such as fecalith, postinflammatory scarring, endometriosis, or a carcinoid tumor.