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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After a purely elective surgery to replace a hip, Fred developed an almost always fatal condition called Ogilvie's syndrome.
His general state did not deteriorate, and the Ogilvie's syndrome was managed non-operatively (bowel decompression by rectal tube, fluid and electrolyte correction, and withdrawal of propranolol).
He required repeated skin grafts because of loss due to sepsis but remained in reasonable condition, and the Ogilvie's syndrome did not compromise the burn treatment to any great extent.
Ogilvie's syndrome post hysterectomy: a case report and literature review
Ogilvie's syndrome in the postcesarean section patient.
Ogilvie's syndrome (acute colonic pseudo-obstruction): review of the literature (October 1948 to March 1980) and report of four additional cases.
A case of Ogilvie's syndrome after caesarean section.
Ogilvie's syndrome of colonic pseudo-obstruction: a complication of radical hysterectomy with pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy.
Ogilvie's syndrome as a complication following extensive total abdominal hysterectomy.