A 28-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: toxic megacolon?
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Colon and Rectal Surgery 36 years experience
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Colon and Rectal Surgery 13 years experience
Dilated, sick: Toxic megacolon is a dilation of the colon above 6 cm. It is typically associated with signs of severe illness (such as increased heart rate, fever, etc). It is diagnosed by a thorough assessment by your doctor and abdominal x-rays. It is a serious condition that often requires surgery.
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Last updated Aug 18, 2013
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