Which physical findings are characteristic of megacolon in chronic Chagas disease?

Updated: Apr 26, 2019
  • Author: Louis V Kirchhoff, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Answer

Chronic chagasic megacolon may manifest as the following:

  • Abdominal distention
  • Fecaloma
  • Signs of intestinal occlusion, sigmoid volvulus

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