Severe gastrointestinal haemorrhage and ischaemic necrosis of the small bowel in a child with 70% full-thickness burns: a case report

Michael D. Wilson, Peter Dziewulski

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Abstract

Splanchnic ischaemia is an important problem in patients with large burns. This reports the case of an 11-year-old boy with 70% full-thickness TBSA burns who sustained multiple episodes of severe gastrointestinal haemorrhage due to both extensive ischaemic enterocolitis and severe gastric ulceration which required surgical intervention on several occasions. Causative mechanisms of splanchnic ischaemia in this patient including increased mesenteric vascular resistance, abdominal compartment syndrome and enteric feeding, are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)763-766
Number of pages4
JournalBurns
Volume27
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 10 2001

Keywords

  • Abdominal compartment syndrome
  • Burns
  • Enteric feeding
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • Ischaemic enterocolitis
  • Splanchnic ischaemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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