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

@article{Agnifili1994TheRA,
  title={The role and timing of surgery in the treatment of pseudomembranous colitis. A case complicated by toxic megacolon.},
  author={Alessio Agnifili and Piersante Gola and Mario Mari{\~n}o and Italo Ibi and G. Carducci and Roberto Verzaro and Giancarlo de Bernardinis},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={1994},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={394-6}
}
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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