Hepatic encephalopathy precipitated by fecal impaction Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Catheter Ablation
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular

abstract

  • Two episodes of hepatic encephalopathy developed in a 64-year-old man with cirrhosis during the course of hospitalization. The first event was precipitated by spontaneous bacterial peritonitis; the second occurred four weeks later and was associated with a massive fecal impaction, an unreported precipitant. No other potential causes were demonstrated. Symptoms promptly resolved following disimpaction.

publication date

  • December 1979

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archinte.139.6.707

PubMed ID

  • 443980

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 707

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 139

number

  • 6