The Man With “Pseudo-Occlusion” Syndrome: A Case Report

Apar Bains, Seema Tayal, Nada Al-Hashimi, Adesuwa Okesanya, Vasantha Kondamudi


We present a case of a patient with acute colonic pseudo obstruction (Ogilvie’s Syndrome) in a 63-year-old Hispanic male with multiple co morbidities, sent from the Nursing Home for evaluation of progressive abdominal distention. Clinical examination and diagnostic workup confirmed massive colonic dilatation, without mechanical obstruction.



Ogilvie’s syndrome; Acute colonic pseudo obstruction; Neostigmine; Colonoscopic decompression

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