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Stercoral perforation of the colon in a heroin addict.
Int J Colorectal Dis. 2002 Nov; 17(6):435-7.IJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS

Stercoral perforation of the colon is rare. Narcotics are well known to produce chronic constipation resulting in stercoral perforation, however, only one case of a heroin addict developing stercoral perforation has been reported.

PATIENTS AND METHODS

We present a case of a 67 year-old man with chronic heroin use and stercoral perforation requiring sigmoidectomy and Hartmann's procedure. Computed tomography was performed prior to exploration.

RESULTS

This is the first case of computed tomography findings, prior to laparotomy, that have been published for stercoral perforation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of General Surgery, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, 13400 East Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA. derontessier@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12355222

Citation

Tessier, Deron J., et al. "Stercoral Perforation of the Colon in a Heroin Addict." International Journal of Colorectal Disease, vol. 17, no. 6, 2002, pp. 435-7.
Tessier DJ, Harris E, Collins J, et al. Stercoral perforation of the colon in a heroin addict. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2002;17(6):435-7.
Tessier, D. J., Harris, E., Collins, J., & Johnson, D. J. (2002). Stercoral perforation of the colon in a heroin addict. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 17(6), 435-7.
Tessier DJ, et al. Stercoral Perforation of the Colon in a Heroin Addict. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2002;17(6):435-7. PubMed PMID: 12355222.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Stercoral perforation of the colon in a heroin addict. AU - Tessier,Deron J, AU - Harris,Eric, AU - Collins,Joseph, AU - Johnson,Daniel J, Y1 - 2002/07/12/ PY - 2002/04/16/accepted PY - 2002/10/2/pubmed PY - 2003/4/11/medline PY - 2002/10/2/entrez SP - 435 EP - 7 JF - International journal of colorectal disease JO - Int J Colorectal Dis VL - 17 IS - 6 N2 - BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Stercoral perforation of the colon is rare. Narcotics are well known to produce chronic constipation resulting in stercoral perforation, however, only one case of a heroin addict developing stercoral perforation has been reported. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We present a case of a 67 year-old man with chronic heroin use and stercoral perforation requiring sigmoidectomy and Hartmann's procedure. Computed tomography was performed prior to exploration. RESULTS: This is the first case of computed tomography findings, prior to laparotomy, that have been published for stercoral perforation. SN - 0179-1958 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12355222/Stercoral_perforation_of_the_colon_in_a_heroin_addict_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s00384-002-0417-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -