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Delayed colonic perforation in blunt abdominal trauma

Peter taliente at tiscalinet.it
Tue Apr 11 15:49:52 BST 2006

I have serious doubts about a possibile Ogilive syndrome, has Tim says it
concerns more the ceacum and ascending colon. Usually the colon has to be
more than 11cm in diameter, what was the diameter in your case?
----- Original Message -----
From: "William Bromberg" <brombwi1 at memorialhealth.com>
To: <trauma-list at trauma.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: Delayed colonic perforation in blunt abdominal trauma

Could this be an Ogilivie's perforation rather than a primary bowel injury.
We seem to be seeing quite a few colonic pseudoobstructions in association
with pelvic and back fractures and aggressive pain control. The timeline
seems to fit
Bill Bromberg

William J. Bromberg
Savannah Surgical Group
912 350-7412

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