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[Surgical treatment of toxic megacolon].

  title={[Surgical treatment of toxic megacolon].},
  author={Loek P H Leenen and Edwin Schoon and W N Stuifbergen and Chr van der Werken},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
  volume={135 22},
From 1978 to 1989, 11 patients suffering from toxic megacolon were treated. In eight patients it was based on ulcerative colitis, while Crohns' disease, infectious colitis and pseudomembranous colitis were seen once each. Patients were initially treated with intravenous fluids and corticosteroids. They were closely followed both clinically and radiologically. The plain abdominal X-ray was of great help. Conservative regimen was successful in 3 patients, the remaining had to be operated on in… CONTINUE READING