[Idiopathic dilatation of the large intestine (Ogilvie syndrome--acute pseudo-obstruction)].

  title={[Idiopathic dilatation of the large intestine (Ogilvie syndrome--acute pseudo-obstruction)].},
  author={Markus Naef and Christoph Andreas Maurer and Ulrich Scheurer and Kristy Seidel and H. P. Langen and Fab{\'i}ola Sell and Markus W. B{\"u}chler},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie},
  volume={123 12},
Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (Ogilvie's syndrome) is characterized by abdominal distention and massive colonic dilatation without any mechanical cause of obstruction. We have reviewed the records of 57 patients, 36 men and 21 women (median age 65.4 y), from 1/1992 to 12/1996, with a colonic pseudo-obstruction, defined as dilatation of at least 10 cm on plain abdominal x-ray. 38 cases (66.5%) followed surgery or trauma and 19 (33.5%) developed symptoms during severe medical illness. 36 cases… CONTINUE READING