Gastrointestinal complications associated with cardiopulmonary bypass procedures.

  title={Gastrointestinal complications associated with cardiopulmonary bypass procedures.},
  author={P. L{\'a}zaro de Mercado and H Farid and Theodore Xavier O'Connell and Colleen F Sintek and Thomas Pfeffer and Siavosh Khonsari},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={60 10},
Gastrointestinal complications after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) procedures are rare, but when they do occur, they carry a significant incidence of morbidity and mortality. Over a 5-year period spanning 1988-1992, 4923 CPB procedures were performed and 64 patients were identified who suffered a GI complication, giving an incidence of 1.3 per cent. The most frequent complications were GI bleeding (40%) and pancreatitis (34%). Other complications included acute cholecystitis (11%), perforated… CONTINUE READING


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