An institutional comparison of total abdominal colectomy and diverting loop ileostomy and colonic lavage in the treatment of severe, complicated Clostridium difficile infections.

Abstract

Total abdominal colectomy (TAC) is the standard surgical treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). An alternative therapy, loop ileostomy and colonic lavage (IL), was described in 2011, but the results have never been validated.