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Jakub Kaczynski ABM University Health Board, Department of Vascular Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, SA6 6 NL, UK

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Basel Jaber ABM University Health Board, Department of Vascular Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, SA6 6 NL, UK

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Abstract

Ischemic colitis is the most common form of an iatrogenic intestinal ischemia following an aortic surgery. It can be transient and self-limiting but, when severe, is associated with mortality even as high as 80%. Careful preoperative assessment can help to anticipate the need for the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) reimplantation. Some patients lack the sufficient collateral blood supply to the colon and can benefit from the IMA reimplantation, which not only reduces the risk of postoperative colonic necrosis but also can be lifesaving. We report a case of a successful reimplantation of the IMA based on the careful preoperative planning. If unrecognized, this undoubtedly would lead to postoperative colonic ischemia. Therefore, we feel it is important to share our experience regarding the successful management of the presented case.

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2019  
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H-index
11
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Journal Rank
0,220
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Quartile Score
Medicine (miscellaneous) Q3
Scopus
Cite Score
155/133=1,2
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Cite Score Rank
General Medicine 199/529 (Q2)
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SNIP
0,343
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Cites
206
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Interventional Medicine and Applied Science
Language English
Size  
Year of
Foundation
2009
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changed title
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per Year
 
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Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 2061-1617 (Print)
ISSN 2061-5094 (Online)

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