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Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction in a burn patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8292245     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction as a syndrome was first described by Ogilvie in 1948 (Br. Med J. 2, 671). It is characterized by colonic dilatation with no mechanical cause which affects critically ill patients. As a result of this complication the prognosis worsens. Initially there are few clinical symptoms, but subsequently colonic obstruction develops which, if not treated, can cause perforation of the caecum resulting in a high mortality rate. The treatment includes decompression via rectal and nasogastric probes, colonoscopy and caecostomy.
J Valero Gasalla; A Vazquez-Barro; F Pousa Real; F Martelo Villar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0305-4179     ISO Abbreviation:  Burns     Publication Date:  1993 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-01     Completed Date:  1994-03-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913178     Medline TA:  Burns     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  538-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Burn Unit (Plastic Surgery Service), Juan Canalejo Hospital, La Coruña, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Burns / complications*
Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction / diagnosis,  etiology*
Comment In:
Burns. 1994 Jun;20(3):281   [PMID:  8054151 ]

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