Ogilvie Syndrome

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What is the definition of Ogilvie Syndrome?

Ogilvie syndrome is a rare condition that affects the large intestines (colon). Although the signs and symptoms mimic those of an intestinal blockage, there is no physical obstruction. Instead, the symptoms are due to nerve or muscle problems that affect peristalsis (the involuntary, rhythmic muscul ...

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What are the alternative names for Ogilvie Syndrome?

  • Ogilvie's syndrome
  • Acute colonic ileus
  • Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction
  • ACPO

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