Tag: diverting loop ileostomy

Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis (FCDC) is a major complication of C. difficile colitis that has not responded to non-invasive interventions, and is ultimately treated with laparotomy, total abdominal colectomy (TAC), and end-ileostomy. Diverting loop ileostomy and colonic lavage, however, represents another surgical option in the management of FCDC, with...
2-cm versus 4-cm surgical excision margins for primary cutaneous melanoma thicker than 2 mm: long-term follow-up of a multicentre, randomised trial The ideal surgical excision margin for patients with thick (>2 mm) localized cutaneous melanomas is unclear, where the risk of recurrence must be weighed against excess morbidity resulting from...