Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction: Ogilvie syndrome

Authors

  • Sandeep Khadda Department of General Surgery, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
  • Ajay Kumar Yadav Department of General Surgery, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
  • Anwar Ali Department of General Surgery, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
  • Jitender Kumar Sakhrani Department of General Surgery, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-2156.IntJSciRep20150674

Keywords:

Ogilvie’s syndrome, Pseudoobstruction

Abstract

Colonic pseudo-obstruction (Ogilvie’s syndrome) is a functional disorder in which the colon becomes massively dilated in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Pseudoobstruction most commonly occurs in hospitalized patients and is associated with the use of narcotics, bed rest, and comorbid disease. Pseudoobstruction is thought to result from autonomic dysfunction and severe adynamic ileus. The diagnosis is made based on the presence of massive dilatation of the colon (usually predominantly the right and transverse colon) in the absence of a mechanical obstruction.

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Author Biographies

Sandeep Khadda, Department of General Surgery, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Assistant Professor  Department of General Surgery

Ajay Kumar Yadav, Department of General Surgery, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Senior Resident Depatment of General Surgery

Anwar Ali, Department of General Surgery, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Senior Resident Depatment of General Surgery

Jitender Kumar Sakhrani, Department of General Surgery, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Final Year Resident Depatment of General Surgery

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2015-08-31

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