Ogilvies Syndrome With Cecal Perforation Post Cesarean Section: A Case Report

Dennis Wei Jian Gong, Victor Jian Yuan Chin


This case report seeks to highlight a rather uncommon yet important complication of cesarean section (CS) Ogilvies syndrome (OS). This syndrome describes the phenomenon of an acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ACPO), often without an obvious mechanical cause. The obstruction can then lead to bowel perforation or ischemia. We present a case of a young, healthy primigravida who developed OS on day 6 post CS, complicated by a perforated cecum and fecal peritonitis. We will summarize the sequence of events, management and outcome of the patient in this report. We hope that this report will help guide obstetricians and midwifery staff to promptly recognize and treat complications of OS.

J Clin Gynecol Obstet. 2018;7(1):23-25
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jcgo474w


Ogilvie’s syndrome; Cesarean section; Cecal perforation

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