Scientific publications

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

May 1, 2010 | Magazine: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

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

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