Abdo - Cat 2 & 3 (G)
What are the main findings ?
Marked dilatation of the large bowel without evidence of an abrupt transition point or mechanically obstructing lesion.
What is the most important complication of this condition ?
Patients can go on to bowel necrosis and perforation (especially if dilatation is severe) which in turn can go on to become generalized peritonitis.
There is gross colonic dilatation from caecum to anus with no obstructing lesion.