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The role and timing of surgery in the treatment of pseudomembranous colitis. A case complicated by toxic megacolon

A Agnifili, P Gola, M Marino, I Ibi, G Carducci, R Verzaro, G De Bernardinis
Hepato-gastroenterology 1994, 41 (4): 394-6
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The authors describe a particularly serious case of pseudomembranous colitis due to Clostridium difficile that was complicated by toxic megacolon. It was resolved by surgical intervention, and the reasons why subtotal colectomy is preferable to simple ileostomy are discussed.

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