Toxic dilatation in amebic colitis: Successful treatment without colectomy

Adrian J. Greenstein, Robert J. Greenstein, David B. Sachar

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Abstract

A patient with acute amebic dilatation of the colon and multiple intrahepatic abscesses was successfully treated by a combination of medical and surgical therapy. Creation of a loop ileostomy and blow-hole colostomy facilitated complete healing of the colon. Intestinal continuity was restored 6 months later with an excellent long-term result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)456-458
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume139
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1980

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