A rare complication after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: Ogilvie's syndrome.

Abstract

Gastrointestinal (GI) complications occur in less than 2% of patients undergoing open-heart surgery. Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction, known as Ogilvie's syndrome, is also a rare complication encountered in 0.046% of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. It is characterised by massive colonic dilatation without mechanical obstruction in… (More)
DOI: 10.5830/CVJA-2010-064

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