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Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction after caesarean section.
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PMID:  15636957     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A 32-year-old patient developed pseudo-obstruction of the large bowel following elective caesarean section. The association of this rare postoperative complication with anaesthesia is discussed. Pseudo-obstruction of the large bowel (Ogilvie's Syndrome), is characterised by an adynamic mechanically unobstructed bowel which may progress to marked dilatation of the caecum. The reported mortality varies from 14-30% rising to 40-50% if there is caecal perforation. The underlying mechanism is thought to be an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system.
M A Dickson; J H McClure
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of obstetric anesthesia     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0959-289X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Publication Date:  1994 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-07     Completed Date:  2005-05-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200430     Medline TA:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Anaesthetics, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, UK.
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