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Quick Take: Trends in diverting loop ileostomy vs. total abdominal colectomy as surgical management for Clostridium Difficile colitis

07:51 EDT 12 Jul 2019 | 2 Minute Medicine

Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis (FCDC) is a major complication of C. difficile colitis that has not responded to non-invasive interventions, and is ultimately treated with laparotomy, total abdominal colectomy (TAC), and end-ileostomy. Diverting loop ileostomy and colonic lavage, however, represents another surgical option in the management of FCDC, with prior studies suggesting a lower associated […]
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