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Table 2 Schematic display of FI complications distribution

From: Fecal impaction: a systematic review of its medical complications

FI complications with gastrointestinal tract damage No. of cases FI complications without gastrointestinal tract damage No. of cases
Intestinal perforation 145 Obstructive uropathy 27
Intestinal obstruction 35 Dystocia of the birth canal 5
Stercoraceous ulcer 30 Urinary bladder damage 4
Intestinal pseudo-obstruction 9 Compression of vascular and nerve structures 4
Stercoraceous colitis 8 Septic shock 6
Fistulas (rectovaginal, sigmoid uterine and anorectal) 8 Respiratory distress 3
Fecal incontinence 4 Acute pulmonary oedema 2
Paradoxical diarrhoea 3 Systemic inflammatory response syndrome 2
Pericolic abscesses 2 Pneumothorax 1
Colostomy prolapse 1 Gluteal abscess 1
llcocaccal invagination 2 Interstitial nephritis 1
Complex inguinal hernia 1 Acute pyelonephritis 1
Diverticulitis 1 Chorioamnionitis 1
   Premature delivery with foetal death 1
   Hepatic encephalopathy 1
   Hypotrophy of liver and spleen 1
   Obstruction of dialysis catheter by fecaloma 1
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