Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction after hysterectomy in a patient with Friedreich ataxia

Yaşa C., Dural Ö., Güngör Uğurlucan F., Bastu E., Demir Ö., Topuz S.

ARCHIVES OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS, vol.289, no.5, pp.1151-1153, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 289 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00404-013-3125-0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1151-1153
  • Keywords: Ogilvie's syndrome, Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction, Friedreich ataxia, Hysterectomy
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction is a rare complication of gynecological surgery. Despite the complete description of this condition, diagnosis remains difficult and is often delayed. Due to delay in diagnosis and existence of serious comorbid illnesses, morbidity and mortality approaches higher levels. Early recognition of signs and symptoms of this condition and prompt accurate management are vital to prevent serious mortality. Here, we report a case of acute colonic pseudo-obstruction after total abdominal hysterectomy in a patient with known Friedreich ataxia.