what is a fecalith?
a fecalith is hardening of a ball of faeces which can develop in layers and subsequently calcify.
the exact aetiology is uncertain.
they may be associated with appendicitis or cause onstruction of the appendix and an apendocele.
rarely, a fecalith may becom very large, become a fecaloma and cause a degree of bowel obstruction.
also less commonly known as: coprolith or stercolith or bezoar (depending on location and aetiology)