Ogilvie's syndrome

Ogilvie's syndrome

Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction resulting in massive dilatation of the bowel in the absence of any luminal blockage. The condition, wgich may be life-threatening, is a form of local adynamic ileus and most commonly follows surgical procedures. It is thought to be caused by excessive sympathetic stimulation, parasympathetic malfunction, or both.
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