22. Ogilvie's Syndrome

  1. John WD McDonald Professor of Medicine2,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs Professor of Hepatology Consultant Physician/Hepatologist3,
  3. Brian G Feagan Professor of Medicine2 and
  4. M Brian Fennerty Professor of Medicine4
  1. Michael D Saunders

Published Online: 22 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch22

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Saunders, M. D. (2010) Ogilvie's Syndrome, in Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition (eds J. W. McDonald, A. K. Burroughs, B. G. Feagan and M. B. Fennerty), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Unit, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 3

    The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and University College London, London, UK

  3. 4

    Oregon Health and Science University, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Portland, Oregon, USA

Author Information

  1. Digestive Diseases Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181938

Online ISBN: 9781444314403



  • Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ACPO);
  • diagnosis of ACPO is confirmed by plain abdominal radiographs;
  • Endoscopic decompression;
  • polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution (PEG);
  • evidence-based guideline for the treatment of ACPO;
  • Surgical therapy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathogenesis

  • Clinical features

  • Management

  • Medical therapy

  • Clinical guidelines

  • Summary

  • References