stercolith


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Noun1.stercolith - a hard mass of fecal matterstercolith - a hard mass of fecal matter    
mass - a body of matter without definite shape; "a huge ice mass"
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The child completely recovered after an appendectomy, removal of a stercolith from the appendix lumen, and treatment with tinidazole, 20 mg/kg/d, and ceftriaxone, 50 mg/kg/d for 10 days, together with gentamicin, 5 mg/kg/d for 5 days.
In this report, the presence of a stercolith, which can be found in 50%-80% of appendicitis cases, suggested mechanical obstruction of the appendix's lumen, which is the main etiology of appendicitis.