Reference : Acute Diverticulitis in Heart Transplant Recipients
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Surgery
Human health sciences : Gastroenterology & hepatology
Human health sciences : Cardiovascular & respiratory systems
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/23062
Acute Diverticulitis in Heart Transplant Recipients
English
Detry, Olivier mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
Defraigne, Jean-Olivier mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Biochimie générale]
Meurisse, Michel mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Chirurgicale abdominale]
Bertrand, O. [> > > >]
Demoulin, J. C. [> > > >]
Honore, Pierre mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
Jacquet, Nicolas [> >]
Limet, Raymond [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Chirurgie cardio-vasculaire et thoracique]
Sep-1996
Transplant International
9
4
376-9
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0934-0874
[en] Immunosuppressed patients are susceptible to complicated diverticulitis, but reports of this complication are scarce in heart graft recipients. To estimate the prevalence of acute diverticulitis in heart graft recipients, we retrospectively reviewed the cases of diverticulitis in a series of 143 patients who underwent orthotopic heart transplantation in a period of 10 years. Six (4%) of these developed acute diverticulitis and required colectomy. All of them were male patients and were older than 50 years. Four patients underwent urgent laparotomy and colon resection with end colostomy (Hartmann procedure). The two other patients suffered from diverticulitis without generalized peritonitis and underwent laparoscopic sigmoidectomy with direct transanal end-to-end anastomosis. The postoperative outcomes of these six patients were satisfactory. As are other immunosuppressed patients, heart graft recipients are susceptible to diverticulitis. Early surgical management may be safe in well-compensated patients.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/23062
10.1007/BF00335698

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