Acute diverticulitis in heart- and lung transplant patients

Khan, Sadaf, Eppstein, Andrew C., Anderson, Gina K., Dengal, Michael K., Eggenberger, John C., Lee, Chong S., Szilagy, Eric J. and Margolin, David A. (2001) Acute diverticulitis in heart- and lung transplant patients. Transplant International, 14 1: 12-15.


Author Khan, Sadaf
Eppstein, Andrew C.
Anderson, Gina K.
Dengal, Michael K.
Eggenberger, John C.
Lee, Chong S.
Szilagy, Eric J.
Margolin, David A.
Title Acute diverticulitis in heart- and lung transplant patients
Journal name Transplant International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0934-0874
1432-2277
Publication date 2001-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s001470050736
Volume 14
Issue 1
Start page 12
End page 15
Total pages 4
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Significant gastrointestinal complications have been observed in patients following heart- and lung transplantation. These complications can occur in the immediate post-operative period or remote from the time of transplantation. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 268 consecutive, patients who received either heart- or lung transplants at Henry Ford Hospital between 1985 and 1998. Two hundred and thirty-three patients received heart transplants and 35 underwent lung transplantation. Two patients developed acute diverticulitis post transplant, both requiring surgery. Management of acute diverticulitis in the heart- and lung transplant population requires a high index of suspicion. Early and aggressive diagnosis is mandatory. Surgical intervention must be prompt when indicated, with meticulous attention to surgical technique. With appropriate intervention, reasonable outcomes can be expected.
Keyword Diverticulitis
Heart transplant
Lung transplant
Gastrointestinal complications
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 11 March 2005.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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