When Ogilvie’s Syndrome complicates Cesarean delivery

Ogilvie’s Syndrome
Surgery aims to repair the ruptured part of the intestines.
Photo credit: SHUTTERSTOCK

What you need to know:

  • Ogilvie’s Syndrome is a spontaneous rupture of the first part of the large intestines, the caecum.
  • This leads to spilling of intestinal faecal matter into the abdominal cavity, causing infection and sepsis. Surgery aims to repair the ruptured part of the intestines and wash up the spillage.

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