DAVID P. ROMEO, M.D.; GLEN D. SOLOMON, M.D.; ALEXANDER R. HOVER, M.D.
To the editor: In their article on intestinal pseudo-obstruction, Schuffler and associates (1) note that theirs was the first reported case of Ogilvie's syndrome (2) since the cases of Handley (3) and Dunlop (4) in 1949. We have seen an additional case of classic Ogilvie's syndrome diagnosed by barium studies and laparotomy in a patient with adenocarcinoma of the lung.
A 60-year-old black woman presented with deep venous thrombosis of the right lower leg, a right hilar mass seen on chest radiograph, and elevated liver enzyme levels. Double-contrast barium enema done on the 6th hospital day was normal. Four days
ROMEO DP, SOLOMON GD, HOVER AR. Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction. Ann Intern Med. ;98:674. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-5-674_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(5_Part_1):674.
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