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Case Report


Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ACPO) or Ogilvie syndrome is a functional motility disorder of the colonic bowel without any organic or mechanical obstruction. Autonomic disturbance which is one of the underlying factors that can lead to Ogilvie syndrome, is caused by stroke. Acute colonic pseudo- obstruction (ACPO) in the setting of stroke is not often reported in medical literature. Various modalities of treatment strategies are recommended including conservative approaches, medical therapies, endoscopic and surgical procedures. We will discuss a patient suffering from a hemorrhagic stroke in the right basal ganglia that developed Acute Colonic Pseudo Obstruction and improved subsequently with conservative management.

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