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)
colon - the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted
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mégacôlon

meg·a·co·lon

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

megacolon

n megacolon m
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425 Million against Advocate Health and Hospitals South Suburban Hospital and several of its nurses for their negligence in administering excessive vasopressor medications to Charles Calbert in the ICU following his emergent surgery to remove his infected toxic megacolon (Court No.
There was no evidence of toxic megacolon or retroperitoneal free air.
difficile is an anaerobic, toxin producing microorganism known to cause severe diarrhea, pseudomembranous colitis or toxic megacolon, often in patients where normal bacterial flora of the gut has been decimated following antibiotic therapy.
In its most extreme form it is capable of causing colitis, toxic megacolon, and death.
CDI is a disease of the large intestine, and the severity ranges from uncomplicated diarrhea to severe colitis that can result in life-threatening toxic megacolon.
If undiagnosed or untreated, pseudomembranous colitis, toxic megacolon and death may result.
The 3 categories listed above were compared with the following death certificate categories: CDI, enterocolitis, or toxic megacolon as primary or contributory cause of death; death unrelated to CDI; and missing information.
This patient developed clostridium difficile-associated toxic megacolon requiring surgical intervention.
Although pseudomembranous colitis has been the hallmark of infection, the clinical presentation of CDI may range from asymptomatic colonization to severe diarrhea, toxic megacolon, perforation and even death.
Severe CDAD exists with the occurrence of a paralytic ileus or toxic megacolon that may lead to decreased stools or even no diarrhoea being produced.
Here are some other favorites I've heard from residents and fellows: postcoital headache, toxic megacolon (no kidding), vasovagal, X-ray dye, and digital exam (the digit is not being examined, and it is neither analog nor digital).