Ogilvie's syndrome after cervical discectomy

Cakir E., Baykal S., Usul H., Kuzeyli K., Cinel A.

CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, vol.103, no.4, pp.232-233, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (Ogilvie's syndrome) is characterized by abdominal distention and massive colonic dilatation without any mechanical cause of obstruction. Lumbar spine operations can be an etiologic factor, We had a case with Ogilvie's syndrome after cervical discectomy. We also treated successfully this case by parasympathetic agent, neostigmine. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.