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Stercorary aseptic peritonitis due to diastatic caecal perforation: computed tomography findings.

  • Authors: Runza, G.; Nicastro, N.; D'Andrea, A.; Barbiera, F.; Damiani, L.; La Fata, L.; Palumbo, A.; Cademartiri, F.; Midiri, M.
  • Publication year: 2006
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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Caecal perforation is a complication secondary to colon obstruction. It may present with insidious clinical features and may be associated with chronic constipation. The event may become severe due to the peritonitic development. We present a case of caecal perforation associated with sub-occlusive carcinoma of the left colon and hypotonic colitis caused by chronic lavative abuse, demonstrated with Computed Tomography.