Intestinal ischemia following laparoscopic surgery: a case series
Al-Khyatt, Waleed; Thomas, James D.; Humes, David J.; Lobo, Dileep N.
James D. Thomas
David J. Humes
Dileep N. Lobo
Introduction: Intestinal ischemia is a rare complication of laparoscopic surgery. Its prognosis depends on a high
index of suspicion and effective early treatment.
Case presentation: In the present report, we describe three cases where intestinal ischemia developed following
laparoscopic surgery. Case 1 concerns a 52-year-old Caucasian man who developed large bowel ischemia following
laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery. Case 2 concerns an 82-year-old Caucasian woman who developed
fatal intestinal ischemia following laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Case 3 concerns a 58-year old Caucasian woman
who developed right-sided lower intestinal ischemia following open cholecystectomy.
Conclusions: Intestinal ischemia is a rare complication of laparoscopic surgery. The identification of high-risk
patients is an essential primary preventive measure. A high index of suspicion is required to make an early
diagnosis, which may help improve outcomes.
Al-Khyatt, W., Thomas, J. D., Humes, D. J., & Lobo, D. N. (2013). Intestinal ischemia following laparoscopic surgery: a case series. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 7(25), doi:10.1186/1752-1947-7-25
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jan 21, 2013|
|Deposit Date||Apr 11, 2014|
|Publicly Available Date||Apr 11, 2014|
|Journal||Journal of Medical Case Reports|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0|
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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