EDIC Toxic Megacolon

EDIC – Toxic Megacolon

K1. A 57 year - old gentleman admitted to Intensive Care with severe pancreatitis and septic shock, develops on his day 21, abdominal distention, diarrhoea, oliguria and fever. CT abdomen reveals a massive dilatation of ascending colon (110 mm). Which of the following statements with this entity is/are CORRECT?:
a) Is characterised by total or segmental non-obstructive colonic dilatation plus systemic toxicity: TRUE/FALSE.
b) Cytomegalovirus is the most frequent etiological pathogen: TRUE/FALSE.
c) Rectal contrast is contraindicated in this patient population: TRUE/FALSE.
d) Partial colectomy is indicated: TRUE/FALSE.


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