Ogilvie's syndrome with caecal perforation after Caesarean section: a case report

@inproceedings{Saha2009OgilviesSW,
  title={Ogilvie's syndrome with caecal perforation after Caesarean section: a case report},
  author={Arin Kumar Saha and Eleanor Newman and Matthew Giles and Kieran Horgan},
  booktitle={Journal of medical case reports},
  year={2009}
}
INTRODUCTION Ogilvie's syndrome describes the phenomenon of an acute colonic pseudo-obstruction without a mechanical cause. It is rare but has been reported to occur after Caesarean section. It can lead to bowel perforation or ischaemia. CASE PRESENTATION A healthy, 28-year-old Caucasian woman presented 2 weeks past her expected date of delivery for her first pregnancy. She underwent an uncomplicated elective Caesarean section but developed abdominal pain and bloating postoperatively and was… CONTINUE READING

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