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November 1970

Very Late Wound Infection Due to Retained Fecalith

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Naval Hospital Boston, Chelsea, Mass.

Arch Surg. 1970;101(5):624-625. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1970.01340290080018

A case is presented in which a wound infection associated with a retained subcutaneous fecalith appeared ten years following appendectomy.