Year : 2011  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 335-338

Ogilvie's syndrome following cesarean delivery: The Dubai's case

Departments of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Al Wasl Maternity Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Strahil Kotsev
P.O.Box 9115, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.84117

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We present a case of acute colonic pseudo obstruction (Ogilvie's Syndrome) post Cesarean Section in a 35 years old Arabic patient with co-existing systemic lupus erythematosus. Due to developed complications-perforations of the colon and peritonitis, the patient required laparotomy and right hemicolectomy. To our knowledge, this is the first case of Ogilvie's syndrome, reported from the Middle East. The possible etiologic factors, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic work up and treatment are discussed. The need for awareness about the syndrome and early diagnosis is emphasized.

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