Speaker: Date: Topic
Lopamunda Acharya, MD
Nov. 9, 2016
Medical Case Review
Objectives of the Presentation
Participants should be able to:
- Recognize factors contributing to an adverse outcome.
- Study the case in relation to the 5 competency metrics (1. Working as part of interprofessional teams; 2. Delivering patient-centered care; 3. Practicing evidence-based medicine; 4. Focusing on quality improvement; 5: Using information technology.)
- Recognize feedback or changes we can make.
Take-Away Points of the Presentation
1. Stercoral colitis is an inflammatory process involving the colonic wall related to fecal impaction.
2. Fecal impaction may lead to ischemic pressure necrosis and subsequent colonic perforation.
3. In the appropriate clinical setting, the imaging findings that should prompt the radiologist to consider diagnosis are the presence of fecal impaction, focal colonic wall thickening, and adjacent stranding of fat.
4. If fecal impaction is not promptly relieved, the condition can lead to colonic perforation, peritonitis and patient demise.
Links to Sites on Diagnostic Error
Links to Pertinent Abstracts (contact Diane Young for full text articles)
Director of Medical Education and Committee Members have indicated they have no relevant financial interests or relationships to disclose. Faculty has indicated no relevant financial interests or relationships to disclose.
Responsibility for Content
The Take-Away points, Objectives, Site and Abstract links were sent by Medical Library Services and the CME Committee.
Diane E. Young, Information Specialist