Prolonged Barium-Impaction Ileus in Two Lung Transplant Recipients with Systemic Sclerosis: Case Report

S. Tokman, S. R. Hays, L. E. Leard, E. L. Bush, J. Kukreja, M. E. Kleinhenz, J. A. Golden, J. P. Singer

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Abstract

Lung transplantation can be a life-saving measure for people with end-stage lung disease from systemic sclerosis. However, outcomes of lung transplantation may be compromised by gastrointestinal manifestations of systemic sclerosis, which can involve any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Esophageal and gastric disease can be managed by enteral feeding with the use of a gastrojejunal feeding tube. In this report, we describe the clinical courses of 2 lung transplant recipients with systemic sclerosis who experienced severe and prolonged barium-impaction ileus after insertion of a percutaneous gastrojejunal feeding tube.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2965-2967
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation proceedings
Volume47
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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