[Stercoral rectosigmoid colonic perforation with fecal peritonitis].Acta Med Croatica. 2012 May; 66(2):127-30.AM
Chronic constipation can lead to fecal impaction and catastrophic complication such as colonic obstruction, perforation and fecal peritonitis. A case is reported of stercoral perforation of the rectosigmoid with pneumoperitoneum and fecal peritonitis. The patient was admitted for the signs of acute abdomen with pneumoperitoneum diagnosed on native radiological imaging.