faecalith


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Noun1.faecalith - a hard mass of fecal matterfaecalith - a hard mass of fecal matter    
mass - a body of matter without definite shape; "a huge ice mass"
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2) Despite the fact that the underlying mechanism of acute appendicitis has yet to be fully elucidated, it is presumed that luminal obstruction by an internal or external compression such as faecalith or lymphoid hyperplasia, respectively, is the key point in pathogenesis.
Black South Africans with appendicitis were more likely to have appendicular faecaliths than those with a normal appendice, and as a whole had fewer faecaliths than a comparison group of Canadian patients.