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A case series of 3 patients with acute colonic pseudo-obstruction after vincristine administration

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Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ACPO) or Ogilvie's syndrome is characterized by acute colonic dilatation in the absence of mechanical obstruction. It usually occurs in hospitalized patients with acute illness or following surgical procedures, but several medications such as cytotoxic chemotherapy can also induce ACPO. We report three cases of patients with Ogilvie's syndrome after induction therapy with vincristine-containing chemotherapy. Conservative management failed in all three cases. Awareness for this syndrome is necessary when administrating vincristine, because delay In diagnosis may lead to colonic ischaemia and perforation.
Tijdschrift: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica
ISSN: 1784-3227
Volume: 83
Pagina's: 660 - 662
Jaar van publicatie:2020