Ogilvie syndrome in a 8 year old girl after laparoscopic appendectomy

Giulia Gortani, Federica Pederiva, Lydie Ammar, Elisabetta Miorin, Giovanna Tonin, Giulia Dobbiani, Elena Marcuzzi, Egidio Barbi

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Background: Ogilvie's syndrome is described in the adult population, but rarely seen in children. Case presentation: We present a case of a girl who suffered acute colonic pseudo-obstruction after laparoscopic appendectomy. Conclusions: Ogilvie's syndrome, although rare in the pediatric population, should be considered as possible diagnosis after a surgical procedure in presence of persisting subocclusive symptoms and radiological signs of massive colonic dilatation without mechanical obstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number82
JournalBMC Pediatrics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 20 2019


  • Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction
  • Case report
  • Ogilvie's syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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