The Importance of Fecaliths in the Aetiology of Acute Appendicitis

Engin O., Muratli A., Ucar A. D. , Tekin V., Calik B., Tosun A.

CHIRURGIA, vol.107, no.6, pp.756-760, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 107 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: CHIRURGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.756-760


Aim: Fecaliths, lymphoid hyperplasia, parasites, undigested plant residues and foreign bodies are considered as part of the aetiology of acute appendicitis. In our article we discussed about fecaliths, fecalith formation, and its aetiological value.