Ogilvie's syndrome following bilateral knee arthroplasty: a case report


Yilmazlar A., İŞÇİMEN R. , Bilgen O. F. , Ozguc H.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.46, no.3, pp.220-222, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2012.2686
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.220-222

Abstract

Ogilvie's syndrome, also known as acute colonic pseudo-obstruction, is an uncommon but severe postoperative complication of total hip and knee arthroplasty. This syndrome should be borne in mind after arthroplasty surgery. We present a case of this serious postoperative complication and aim to identify the risk factors and alert surgeons to the possibility and appropriate management of Ogilvie's syndrome.