Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction after caesarean section; Ogilvie's syndrome.

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Summary of "Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction after caesarean section; Ogilvie's syndrome."

Acute pseudo-obstruction of the colon - also known as Ogilvie's syndrome - is a rare clinical presentation in obstetrics. The syndrome is seen more often following caesarean section than vaginal delivery.


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Name: Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde
ISSN: 1876-8784


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Functional obstruction of the COLON leading to MEGACOLON in the absence of obvious COLONIC DISEASES or mechanical obstruction. When this condition is acquired, acute, and coexisting with another medical condition (trauma, surgery, serious injuries or illness, or medication), it is called Ogilvie's syndrome.

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