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Medical Therapy

  • Immediately treat life-threatening causes (such as abdominal aortic aneurysms).
  • Ogilvie's syndrome responds to decompression by IV neostigmine or by a rectal tube.
  • Constipation is usually treated with laxatives, increased dietary fiber and fluids, enemas.
    • Manual disimpaction is reserved for fecal impaction.
    • Stop use of offending medications.
  • Masses caused by infections require antibiotics (and possible surgery).
  • Organomegaly typically resolves once the underlying etiology is treated.

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