Double anal canal: complication of rectal fecalith.


Fecaliths and stercoraceous ulcerations are well-known complications of chronic constipation. The authors present the case of a double anal canal in an elderly man. This anorectal fistula (complex anal fistula) developed as a complication of an impacted rectal fecalith with resultant stercoraceous ulceration. Eventually, a persistent epithelialized canal developed and was demonstrated at double-contrast barium enema examination. The patient remained continent at all times.

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@article{Javors1991DoubleAC, title={Double anal canal: complication of rectal fecalith.}, author={Bruce R. Javors and Elaine S. Gould}, journal={Radiology}, year={1991}, volume={179 3}, pages={687-8} }