Case Report
 
Giant faecolith as an unusual cause of small bowel obstruction: A case report
Tahleesa Cuda1, Andrew Riddell2, David Clark3
1Colorectal Surgical Unit, General Surgery, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Department of Surgery, Holy Spirit Northside Hospital, Queensland, Australia
3Work carried out at Holy Spirit Northside Hospital, 627 Rode Road, Chermside, Queensland, Australia

Article ID: 100891Z01TC2018
doi: 10.5348/100891Z01TC2018CR

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Tahleesa Cuda,
Colorectal Surgical Unit, General Surgery, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital,
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia,
PO Box 348, Atherton, QLD 4883, Australia

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Cuda T, Riddell A, Clark D. Giant faecolith as an unusual cause of small bowel obstruction: A case report. Int J Case Rep Images 2018;9:100891Z01TC2018.


ABSTRACT

Introduction: Causes of small bowel obstruction include adhesional, neoplastic, herniation, inflammatory, foreign body and congenital. However, uncommon causes such as a large obstructing faecolith are encountered on occasion. The timely diagnosis and intervention of small bowel obstruction are pertinent in minimising morbidity and mortality.

Case Report: Herein, we present a rare cause for small bowel obstruction in a patient with a personal history of malignancy. A 68-year-old female presented with progressively increasing symptoms of partial obstruction including abdominal pain, distension and a palpable abdominal mass.

Conclusion: The workup for small bowel obstruction must be systematic and encompass a multitude of different causes. Malignancy must be considered and excluded.

Keywords: Gene and data base, Heŕmanský–Pudlák syndrome, Multiple skin cancer, Oculocutaneous albinism, Pulmonary fibrosis


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Acknowledgements
We would like to thank our radiology and pathology departments for providing these images.
Author Contributions
Tahleesa Cuda – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Andrew Riddell – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
David Clark – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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