Acute diverticulitis following cardiac surgery

N. A. Burton, R. A. Albus, G. M. Graeber, F. C. Lough

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Gastrointestinal complications requiring surgical correction following cardiopulmonary bypass most frequently involve the upper gastrointestinal tract. Surgical diseases of the colon are quite unusual in this setting. We recently performed cardiac surgery on three patients who developed acute diverticulitis requiring laparotomy in the early postoperative period. The presentation and management of this disorder after open heart surgery are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)756-757
Number of pages2
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


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