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Is golytely (polyethylene glycol) fatal to pts with partial obstruction with colon perforation? (stage 4 crc with mets to lung)

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No: Golytely (polyethylene glycol) is a bowel diuretic drawing fluid into the colon. If there is a patient with partial obstruction and with possible colonic performation, why would a bowel diuretic be employed that could cause a greater leak of GI fluid into the periotoneal cavaity, especially in the face of lung mets.? Laparoscopic evaluation of a possible leak may be necessary if not proven by radiologic evaluation

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Last updated Jul 30, 2014

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