Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction (Ogilvie Syndrome) Following Cesarean Section
Ido Solt, Peter Jakobi
Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center and Technion Faculty of Medicine, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction, or Ogilvie syndrome can be a major surgical complication. Ogilvie syndrome, unlike adynamic ileus, is usually not self-limiting and may cause ischemic necrosis and colonic perforation, with a mortality rate as high as 50 percent. Ogilvie syndrome represents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge that deserves a multidisciplinary approach. We present a case report and a literature review of the syndrome.