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A case of toxic megacolon following splenectomy for lymphoma is presented. The aetiology of Clostridial difficile infection is reviewed and the hazards of perioperative prohylactic antibiotics are discussed.
INTRODUCTION The authors present an unusual case of small bowel obstruction in a 62-year-old man. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 62-year-old man with a background of transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain, distension, vomiting and had not opened his bowels for three days. 3 weeks previously he… (More)