Toxic megacolon associated with anticancer chemotherapy. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The majority of gastrointestinal side effects associated with anticancer chemotherapy are relatively mild and self-limiting and can be managed empirically. However, severe side effects, such as necrotizing enterocolitis and ischemic colitis, sometimes do occur after chemotherapy. The authors present a case of toxic megacolon associated with anticancer chemotherapy. This is a relatively uncommon but potentially lethal complication of ulcerative colitis.

publication date

  • August 1991