Which conditions resemble toxic megacolon on plain radiographs?

Updated: Nov 21, 2016
  • Author: Ali Nawaz Khan, MBBS, FRCS, FRCP, FRCR; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Chagas disease, Hirschsprung disease, and intestinal pseudo-obstruction may superficially resemble toxic megacolon on plain radiographs. [14] However, because they occur in totally different clinical settings, they are unlikely to be confused with toxic megacolon.


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