Acute intestinal ischemia—a rare and underestimated complication in thermally injured patients

Acute intestinal ischemia—a rare and underestimated complication in thermally injured patients Acute intestinal ischemia represents a rare but often fatal disease. In retrospective analysis, up to 86% with this complication had a prior history of cardiovascular disease (Irvinen et al. Ann Chir Gynaecol 83:22-25, 1994 ). It is also a rare but well-known complication in severe thermally injured patients. Here, we describe our experience with this disease in our critically ill patients suffering from acute thermal injury. In a retrospective analysis of 634 patients who were treated at our burn care center, three patients were identified with intestinal ischemia. Two patients with non-occlusive disease during continuous veno-venous hemofiltration died, while one patient with arterial embolism in a superior mesenteric artery branch survived. Acute intestinal ischemia is a severe and life-threatening complication in thermally injured patients. It can occur even days after the acute trauma and diagnostic criteria are often insecure. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Acute intestinal ischemia—a rare and underestimated complication in thermally injured patients

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-009-0385-9
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Abstract

Acute intestinal ischemia represents a rare but often fatal disease. In retrospective analysis, up to 86% with this complication had a prior history of cardiovascular disease (Irvinen et al. Ann Chir Gynaecol 83:22-25, 1994 ). It is also a rare but well-known complication in severe thermally injured patients. Here, we describe our experience with this disease in our critically ill patients suffering from acute thermal injury. In a retrospective analysis of 634 patients who were treated at our burn care center, three patients were identified with intestinal ischemia. Two patients with non-occlusive disease during continuous veno-venous hemofiltration died, while one patient with arterial embolism in a superior mesenteric artery branch survived. Acute intestinal ischemia is a severe and life-threatening complication in thermally injured patients. It can occur even days after the acute trauma and diagnostic criteria are often insecure.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Apr 1, 2010

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