Outcome of aggressive surveillance colonoscopy in ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.

@article{Champagne2004OutcomeOA,
  title={Outcome of aggressive surveillance colonoscopy in ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.},
  author={Bradley J. Champagne and R. Clement Darling and Mani Daneshmand and Paul B. Kreienberg and Edward C Lee and Manish Mehta and Sean P. Roddy and Benjamin B. Chang and Philip S.K. Paty and Kathleen J. Ozsvath and Dhiraj M. Shah},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={
          792-6
        }
}
PURPOSE Emergent repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs) is associated with high perioperative morbidity and mortality. One of the significant complications of this surgery is bowel ischemia. Reports detail mortality as high as 80% when this condition is realized. The objective of this project was to determine both the incidence and the effect of mandatory postoperative colonoscopy on outcome of colon ischemia after rAAA. METHODS From July 1995 to September 2002 all patients… CONTINUE READING
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