[Complications in treatment of a patient with total aganglionosis of the large intestine].

Rozhledy v chirurgii : mesicnik Ceskoslovenske chirurgicke spolecnosti

PubMedID: 11787205

Kálavský M. [Complications in treatment of a patient with total aganglionosis of the large intestine]. Rozhl Chir. 2001;80(10):529-30.
The author presents a patient with an congenital malformation, megacolon congenitum, with total agangliosis of the large bowel. Total colectomy was performed preserving part of the rectum with subsequent Duhamel's operation. After four years, at the age of 5.5 years the postoperative course was complicated by an inflammation of the rectum with the subsequent development of multiple fistulae in the perianal, perineal, gluteal and labial area. The condition had a rapid septic course. The patient was subjected to repeated ileostomy. Under general antibiotic treatment and Sulfasalazine the patient's condition improved.