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Gut 3:301-305 doi:10.1136/gut.3.4.301
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Faecal stasis in proctocolitis

Abstract

Six cases of faecal stasis in active proctocolitis are reported. In each case the left colon was severely diseased but the right colon was unaffected. X-ray studies showed retention of barium in the right colon for as long as five weeks. In two patients subacute intestinal obstruction developed and in three patients constipation was a major symptom during the active phase of colitis.