World Journal of Colorectal Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 70--72

Perforated Toxic Megacolon: The Dreaded Complication in IBD


Kanmani Murugesu, Premanandan N Sivadasan, Michael Arvind, Wilson Liew Wei Xin 
 Department of General Surgery, Hospital Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kanmani Murugesu
No 27 Jalan Hang Lekiu, Padang Golf Kuala Kubu Bharu, 44000 Selangor
Malaysia

Toxic megacolon is a dreaded complication of inflammatory bowel disease. Unfortunately, it is usually diagnosed late and, in cases of perforation, has a high mortality rate and is associated with a poor prognosis. We present a case of perforated toxic megacolon in a young woman with undiagnosed ulcerative colitis, highlighting the clinical course and outcome of this condition along with the need for prompt detection and intervention. It was difficult to manage this case in a district hospital because of the limited subspecialty support and resources.


How to cite this article:
Murugesu K, Sivadasan PN, Arvind M, Wei Xin WL. Perforated Toxic Megacolon: The Dreaded Complication in IBD.World J Colorectal Surg 2020;9:70-72


How to cite this URL:
Murugesu K, Sivadasan PN, Arvind M, Wei Xin WL. Perforated Toxic Megacolon: The Dreaded Complication in IBD. World J Colorectal Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Sep 29 ];9:70-72
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