Acute Megacolon (Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction)- A Case Report

Michael Abiodun Adeyanju, Amina Omolola Bello


Acute megacolon is a condition that is poorly understood in its entirety. It is characterized by dilatation of the colon and in some cases, rectum. It is called colonic pseudo-obstruction when no obstructive cause is found. It presents classically with features of intestinal obstruction. There are several management options including conservative, medical and surgical. It is peculiar in the sense that none of these options give complete cure and it has a high tendency to recur. This is a case report of a 30-year old lady who had acute megacolon following a long period of hospitalization for necrotizing fasciitis.

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