Management of acute colitis and toxic megacolon

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Severe colitis is a well-defined condition that can develop in patients afflicted with ulcerative colitis, but typically responds to a variety of medical therapies. Operative intervention is warranted when massive hemorrhage, perforation, or peritonitis complicates the clinical scenario or medical therapy fails to control the disease. Of the operative options, total/subtotal colectomy and end ileostomy is the usual procedure of choice especially if the operation can be performed through a laparoscopic approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-284
Number of pages11
JournalClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2010


  • Ulcerative colitis
  • acute colitis
  • ileostomy
  • total colectomy
  • toxic colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Surgery


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