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Intestinal Research 2012;10(4):379-382.
DOI:    Published online October 31, 2012.
Rare Case of Ogilvie Syndrome Associated with Herpes Zoster
Ji Hyun Kim, Suck-Ho Lee, Gyeong Jae Na, Su Jin Lee, Yeong Geol Jo, Tae Hoon Lee, Il Kwun Chung, Sang Heum Park, Sun Joo Kim
Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea
대상 포진 환자에서 발생한 급성 대장 가성 폐쇄증
김지현, 이석호, 나경재, 이수진, 조영걸, 이태훈, 정일권, 박상흠, 김선주
Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (Ogilvie syndrome) associated with herpes zoster is extremely rare, and few cases have been reported. An 81-year-old woman diagnosed with herpes zoster was referred for accompanying colonic ileus. The diameter of the cecum was 7 cm and a computed tomographic scan showed no definite obstructive cause. Because the patient showed minimal improvement with conservative treatment, endoscopic colonic decompression was performed successfully. Previous studies revealed that the treatment of Ogilvie syndrome associated with herpes zoster does not differ from that of other conditions, and the role of the varicella-zoster virus in this syndrome is unclear. Here, we present the first case of Ogilvie syndrome associated with herpes zoster in Korea, which was improved by endoscopic colonic decompression. (Intest Res 2012;10:379-382)
Key Words: Colonic Pseudo-obstruction, Ogilvie Syndrome, Herpes Zoster
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