Conservative surgical treatment for toxic megacolon due to Clostridium difficile infection in a transplanted pediatric patient
Transplant Infectious Disease, 06/25/2012
Castillo A et al. – Although early surgery with total colectomy is indicated, when there is a poor response to medical treatment in cases of C. difficile toxic megacolon, the case they present responded favorably to a conservative surgical approach that enabled intestinal integrity to be restored 3 months later. In the pediatric population, less aggressive therapeutic options should be considered, as they have benefits on the subsequent quality of life of the patient.