Stercoral ulcer as a cause of lower gastrointestinal (LGI) bleeding in chronic hemodialysis patients

Fahad Saeed, Amandeep Kalra, Nadia Kousar, Laura A. Pace, Jean L. Holley

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Abstract

Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is more common in patients with chronic kidney disease and is associated with higher mortality than in the general population. Stercoral ulceration of the colon is rarely reported in the nephrology literature. We observed 2 cases of stercoral ulcer presenting as lower gastrointestinal (LGI) bleeding in patients on chronic hemodialysis. Both patients were elderly (81 and 75 years, respectively) with a history of constipation. Diagnosis of stercoral ulcer as the cause of lower GI bleeding was made using endoscopic procedures. Stercoral ulcer should be considered in cases of lower GI bleeding in chronic dialysis patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Nephrology
Volume77
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Angiodysplasia
  • Dialysis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Kidney disease
  • Stercoral ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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