Letter to the Editor
Perforated Stercoral Ulcer of the Sigmoid Colon
To the Editor:
Stercoral ulcer formation and perforation of the colon is a rare condition affecting patients with severe chronic constipation. There may be an underestimation of the incidence, since many stercoral ulcer-related colon perforations may be incorrectly identified as spontaneous, idiopathic, or secondary colonic perforations related to diverticulitis, ischemia, etc. We present here two cases and a brief review of the literature.
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