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GUERRA MACIAS, Iliana. Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction or Ogilvie syndrome in an old woman. MEDISAN [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.2, pp.210-214. ISSN 1029-3019.

The acute colonic pseudo-obstruction or Ogilvie syndrome is a disorder in which there is a clinical and imagenologic appearance of intestinal obstruction without mechanic blockade. The case report of a 65 years old woman who suffered from this clinical condition is described, reason why she was assisted and surgically intervened in the Surgery Service of N´Gola Kimbanda Hospital, Namibe province in Angola. The patient had a favorable clinical course and she was discharged without difficulty

Keywords : acute colonic pseudo-obstruction; Ogilvie syndrome; intestinal obstruction; old woman.

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