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ea0037ep979 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2015

Ogilvie's syndrome and myxoedema crisis: a case report

Barbosa David , Freire Sara , Simas Nadia , Barreira Joao , Velhinho Emilia , da Silva Gloria Nunes

Introduction: OgilvieĀ’s syndrome (acute colonic pseudo-obstruction) is a syndrome in which the clinical features resemble those of mechanical obstruction with massive colonic dilatation, in the absence of any demonstrable evidence of such an obstruction in the intestine. The exact pathophysiology of intestinal pseudo-obstruction remains to be elucidated. Current theories continue to suggest the idea of an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system. The initial therapy rema...