Descriptor English: Fecal Impaction
Descriptor Spanish: Impactación Fecal
Descriptor impactación fecal
Entry term(s) fecalito
retención fecal
Scope note: Formación de una masa firme, no eliminable, de heces en el RECTO o COLON distal.
Descriptor Portuguese: Impacção Fecal
Descriptor French: Fécalome
Entry term(s): Fecalith
Feces, Impacted
Impaction, Fecal
Tree number(s): C06.405.469.531.424
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Formation of a firm impassable mass of stool in the RECTUM or distal COLON.
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 2004; see FECES, IMPACTED 1964-2003
History Note: 2004 (1964)
DeCS ID: 5347
Unique ID: D005244
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Date Established: 1964/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2003/07/09
Fecal Impaction - Preferred
Concept UI M0008283
Scope note Formation of a firm impassable mass of stool in the RECTUM or distal COLON.
Preferred term Fecal Impaction
Entry term(s) Impaction, Fecal
Feces, Impacted - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0448809
Preferred term Feces, Impacted
Entry term(s) Fecalith

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