How is toxic megacolon in colitis treated?

Updated: Oct 02, 2017
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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If toxic megacolon is suspected, aggressive resuscitation with fluids and electrolytes is required. A surgical consultation is required in patients with suspected toxic megacolon, appendicitis, intestinal obstruction, fulminant colitis, or significant GI bleeding.


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