Significant Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Fecal Impaction in Patients Who Present to the Emergency Department.


Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. [Email]


Fecal impaction (FI) is defined as a large mass of stool in the rectum and/or colon that is unable to be evacuated. No study to date details demographics and outcomes in a sizeable sample of FI patients in the USA.


Constipation,Epidemiology,Fecal impaction,Morbidity,Mortality,Opioids,

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