Lang, Christian Lyngsaa2; Haveman, Maria Cecilie2; Achiam, Michael1
1 Gastroenterology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark2 unknown
The case report describes a 37-year-old woman who was diagnosed with Ogilvie's syndrome after caesarean section. Conservative treatment was initiated with minimal effect, and the patient was subsequently treated with IV neostigmine. A computed tomography of the abdomen revealed enlarged peritoneal cavity. However the patient was clinically unaffected without fever or signs of peritonitis. The perforation was managed with a conservative approach including antibiotics and close observation of the patient. After nine days the patient was discharged with normal gastrointestinal function and without further reported complications.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2013, Vol 175, Issue 16, p. 1120-1