Treatment of acute colonic pseudo-obstruction with tegaserod

Autor(es): Ramirez Ruben,Zuckerman Marc J,Hejazi Reza A,Chokhavatia Sita

Resumo: Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction is characterized by symptoms, signs and radiologic appearance of large bowel obstruction in the absence of a true mechanical obstruction. Several pharmacologic treatments have been proposed. We present a case of a patient with Guillain-Barré syndrome complicated by acute colonic pseudo-obstruction, who had a clinical response to tegaserod, a partial 5-hydroxytryptamine type-4 agonist. 5-Hydroxytryptamine type 4 agonists may be an option in the treatment of acute colonic pseudo-obstruction.

Palavras-Chave: Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction; Tegaserod; Ogilivie syndrome

Imprenta: The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, v. 339, n. 6, p. 575-576, 2010

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e3181db6b95

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis

Data de publicação: 2010