M Alsayid, V Kotwal. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2022; DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2021.06.030. Open Access: Chronic Constipation With Fecal Stasis
A 50 year old with a history of abdominal distention for a week and chronic constipation had a CT with intravenous contrast. Ultimately he had a disimpaction under general anesthesia and a flexible sigmoidoscopy.
My view: A complete examination with digital rectal exam (if feasible) or an AXR would have been sufficient for diagnosis.
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1. What was the indication for sigmoidoscopy? or was that just part of the clean out process?
2. Was the CT a “request” from the patient and a consequence of the failed patient satisfaction concept?
–doesn’t look like the article answers those questions