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Severe ulcerative colitis during successful pregnancy.
  1. C. Greenfield,
  2. R. E. Pounder,
  3. I. L. Craft,
  4. A. A. Lewis


    A 31-year-old patient presented with fulminant colitis during the 27th week of her first pregnancy. Despite failed medical treatment, colectomy was delayed because of the gravid uterus. A healthy child was delivered at 32 weeks by caesarian section, but a postoperative ileus appeared to induce transient colonic dilatation. A colectomy was performed 10 days post-partum. Both mother and child survived.

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