Acute pseudo-obstruction of the colon (Ogilvie's syndrome): advances in management.

@article{Farinon1997AcutePO,
  title={Acute pseudo-obstruction of the colon (Ogilvie's syndrome): advances in management.},
  author={Attilio Maria Farinon and Italo Stroppa and Alfonso Torquati and P. D'Antini},
  journal={Annali italiani di chirurgia},
  year={1997},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={331-6; discussion 337-8}
}
The management of the patients with acute pseudo-obstruction of the colon (APOC) still represents a matter of debate. To better evaluate and compare the effectiveness of various therapeutic approaches in the management of APOC 29 patients were considered. These were included according to three consecutive periods in: group A (1977-1982) concerning patients who underwent medical treatment alone (n = 8) or endoscopic (n = 4) and surgical (n = 1) decompression; group B (1983-1990) in which the… CONTINUE READING