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N Engl J Med. 1989 Sep 7;321(10):658-62.

Fecal impaction.

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Department of Medicine, University of Rochester, NY.

Abstract

Fecal impaction is a common disorder with variable presentation and many potential complications. Its pathophysiology is complex, and the treatment is often difficult and frustrating. Preventive measures are likely to be cost effective in populations at high risk, such as institutionalized or debilitated elderly people, mentally ill patients, those with chronic renal failure or cancer, and those who are neurologically impaired.

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PMID:
2671728
DOI:
10.1056/NEJM198909073211007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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