Small bowel fistula and its impact: incorrect placement of left ventricular assist device cannulas leads to severe intestinal complications.

@article{Yilmaz2011SmallBF,
  title={Small bowel fistula and its impact: incorrect placement of left ventricular assist device cannulas leads to severe intestinal complications.},
  author={Kadir Yilmaz and Heinrich Erpenbeck and Thorsten Drews and Roland Hetzer},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
  year={2011},
  volume={2011}
}
A young man presented with a chronic abdominal dermal irritation 4 years after implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD; Berlin heart excor). The LVAD was needed because of end-stage heart failure following a chronic parvovirus B19 Infection. The implantation of mechanical circulatory support systems (MCS) has nowadays become an accepted treatment modality for patients with end-stage heart failure. Recent literature shows several intestinal complications related to MCS, but no… CONTINUE READING

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