Pelvic surgeons be aware: Ogilvie's syndrome (a case report)

Amy George, Allison Hensley, Douglass Hale

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Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (Ogilvie's syndrome) is a rare complication of surgery. Delayed recognition and treatment can lead to severe complications. Herein we describe two cases of Ogilvie's syndrome in patients following pelvic reconstructive surgery. Recognition of signs and symptoms of this rare postoperative complication is important for surgeons of the female pelvis to identify to avoid potentially serious sequela.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)693-696
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Bowel pseudo-obstruction
  • Ogilvie's syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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