Intestinal ischemia complicating abdominal aortic surgery.

  title={Intestinal ischemia complicating abdominal aortic surgery.},
  author={David C. Brewster and David P. Franklin and Richard Paul Cambria and R Clement Darling and Ashby C. Moncure and Glenn M. Lamuraglia and W. M. Stone and William M. Abbott},
  volume={109 4},
A 9-year experience with 2137 patients undergoing infrarenal abdominal aortic reconstruction was reviewed to determine both the incidence of intestinal ischemia and the clinical, anatomic, and technical factors associated with this complication of aortic surgery. A total of 24 (1.1%) patients had overt intestinal ischemia, documented by reoperation or endoscopic findings. Of these, colon ischemia occurred in 19 (0.9%) and small bowel ischemia developed in 5 (0.2%) patients. The incidence after… CONTINUE READING
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