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Faecolith impaction leading to caecal perforation is a rare cause of acute abdominal pain in children. We present a case of an 11-year-old boy who was admitted to our department with a perforated caecum caused by faecolith impaction. Histology demonstrated a normal appendix with ganglion cells present. No mechanism of action could be detected for the faecolith impaction. This is a previously unreported cause of caecal perforation in children.

Original publication

DOI

10.4103/0189-6725.54777

Type

Journal article

Journal

Afr J Paediatr Surg

Publication Date

07/2009

Volume

6

Pages

114 - 115

Keywords

Cecal Diseases, Child, Fecal Impaction, Humans, Intestinal Perforation, Male