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Cecal volvulus in a cardiac transplant patient. Report of a case and critical review

Bueno-Delgado A, Martínez-Regueira F, Martí-Cruchaga P [SP], Zozaya-Larequi G [SP], García-Lallana A, Rábago G, A-Cienfuegos J.

Magazine: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

Date: May 1, 2010

Cardiac Surgery [SP] General and Digestive Surgery

The acute abdominal complications in the cardiac transplant recipients represents a big challenge, demanding an early diagnosis due to its high mortality (20-25%). Most of them occur on the first 30 postoperative days, when other events can make the appropriate diagnosis more difficult (1-3).

We report the case of cecal volvulus in the early postoperative period of a cardiac transplant patient, and a critical review.

CITATION  Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2010 May;102(5):338-9

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