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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2002 February;43(1):87-9

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Mesenteric ischemia after a cardiac operation: arteriosclerotic versus vasospastic etiology

Biraima A. M., Genoni M., Winkler M. B., Brühlmann W., Turina M. I.

From the Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery and the Institute for Diagnostic Radiology, City Hospital Triemli, Zürich, Switzerland


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Gastrointestinal com­pli­ca­tions ­after extra­cor­po­real cir­cu­la­tion are ­rare but ­well ­known com­pli­ca­tions. We ­describe and illus­trate 2 ­patients ­with occlu­sive intes­ti­nal ische­mia of dif­fer­ent ori­gin pre­sent­ing ­after car­di­o­pul­mo­nary ­bypass (CPB) and ­present the dif­fer­ent ther­a­peu­tic algo­rithm.

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