megacolon

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Noun1.megacolon - an abnormal enlargement of the colon; can be congenital (as in Hirschsprung's disease) or acquired (as when children refuse to defecate)
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mégacôlon

meg·a·co·lon

n. megacolon, colon anormalmente agrandado;
congenital ______ congénito.
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megacolon

n megacolon m
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Large-bowel obstruction should be considered if the colonic diameter is greater than 6 cm and in the presence of air-fluid levels, although these findings are not specific for obstruction and can be seen with paralytic ileus and toxic megacolon. Complications of LBO including pneumatosis intestinalis, pneumoperitoneum, and portal venous gas.
(1) Its manifestations range from being relatively benign (nausea, vomiting, constipation) to potentially severe (fecal impaction) or even life-threatening (bowel obstruction, ileus, toxic megacolon).
One week later, the appearance of toxic megacolon required venting ileostomy to be performed.
It is commonly associated with antibiotic use and the life-threatening complications include pseudomembranous colitis, toxic megacolon, perforation of the colon and death.
Unusual but serious complications such as fulminant necrotizing colitis, toxic megacolon, and fistulizing perianal ulcerations can occur, especially when diagnosis and treatment is not timely [1, 26, 27].
difficile) is a spore-forming pathogen that typically causes symptoms in individuals with altered gut microbial flora, releasing toxins that can result in a range of disease manifestations from asymptomatic colonization to diarrhea, pseudomembranous colitis, toxic megacolon, intestinal perforation, or, in the most severe cases, death.
In an immunocompromised patient, CMV infection of colon can present in a variety of ways: ulcers, proctocolitis, pseudotumors, pseudomembranes, appendicitis, perforation, pneumatosis intestinalis, or toxic megacolon [1].
At 21 years old, she underwent total abdominal colectomy with end ileostomy for toxic megacolon during a twin pregnancy when she stopped her antimetabolite therapy.
Rates of toxic megacolon were equal (7% each group); ileus was more frequent in the tigecycline group (11% vs.
Surgery is generally reserved for patients with intractability, colorectal cancer, toxic megacolon, massive bleeding or perforation.
His abdomen was distended and he had toxic megacolon. Dr Kumar conducted a total colectomy, removing the entire length of the large intestine and excised several parts of his small intestines, cleaned up the decay and put an external drain.