Treatment of recurrent colonic pseudo-obstruction by endoscopic placement of a fenestrated overtube - Report of a case

George Burke, Paul C. Shellito

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Abstract

The case of a 73-year-old man who developed acute colonic pseudoobstruction (Ogilvie's syndrome) following chemotherapy for lymphoma is reported. Cecal dilatation resolved after a single colonoscopic decompression. Following his next course of chemotherapy, colonic dilatation again developed. The recurrence was treated successfully by introducing a fenestrated colonoscopic overtube transanally for continous decompression. The literature concerning acute, colonic pseudo-obstruction is reviewed. The colonoscopic overtube is a convenient and effective treatment for recurrent colonic distention

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-619
Number of pages5
JournalDiseases of the Colon & Rectum
Volume30
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction
  • Colonoscopic decompression
  • Ogilvie's syndrome
  • Overtube

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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