Ogilvie's syndrome complicating low colorectal anastomosis 3 years after intraperitoneal 32P

S. A. Harms, A. K. Sood, M. S. Shahin, N. Mayr, J. I. Sorosky

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Bowel anastomosis after radiation can be associated with higher complication rates; however, risks after intraperitoneal 32P are not known. A patient with recurrent ovarian cancer previously treated with 32P, requiring a bowel resection, is presented. Low colorectal anastomosis was successfully performed. Postoperatively, she developed Ogilvie's syndrome which was treated conservatively. She subsequently was treated with docetaxel and carboplatin chemotherapy postoperatively and remains disease free 19 months after her last surgery and nearly 5 years after initial presentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Gynecologic Techniques
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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