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Acute pseudo-obstruction of the colon (Ogilvie's syndrome) is an adynamic ileus without mechanical obstruction of the bowel. Predisposing factors include: abdominal and pelvic surgery, or trauma, or severe pre-existing systemic illness. In obstetrics, many cases have been reported after caesarean delivery, but none following a vaginal delivery. Conservative(More)
Pylephlebitis is a septic thrombophlebitis of the portal vein that is associated with multiple suppurative abdominal infections, such as diverticulitis, appendicitis, cholangitis, and cholecystitis. We describe a case of pylephlebitis in a patient with fever and diffuse, poorly localized abdominal pain who was eventually diagnosed with appendicitis. We aim(More)
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