Acute colonic pseudoobstruction (Ogilvie's syndrome) in gynecologic and obstetric patients: case report and systematic review of the literature.


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum-Marien Hospital Herne, Hölkeskampring 45, 44625, Herne, Germany. [Email]


Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction or Ogilvie's syndrome (OS) is a rare form of postsurgical or posttraumatic complication. OS rarely occurs in the postoperative course of gynecologic and obstetric patients and is difficult to diagnose.


Bowel decompression,Colon dilatation,Gynecology,Ogilvie’s syndrome,Pseudo-obstruction,Surgical complication,