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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2012.2686
  • Journal Name: ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.220-222
  • Keywords: Arthroplasty, Ogilvie's syndrome, postoperative complication, ACUTE COLONIC PSEUDOOBSTRUCTION, COMPLICATION
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

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.