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Acute fulminating amoebic colitis: survival after total colectomy.
  1. R R Babb,
  2. M L Trollope

    Abstract

    Acute fulminating amoebic colitis is a very uncommon complication of amoebiasis. Most patients die, with or without surgery. We report such a patient who survived after total colectomy. If an excision of diseased colon is done, an exteriorising procedure should be added and primary anastomosis avoided.

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