Synchronous aortic and gastrointestinal surgery.

British Journal of Surgery

PubMedID: 1422708

Brown TH, Kelly JF. Synchronous aortic and gastrointestinal surgery. Br J Surg. 1992;79(10):1017-8.
The synchronous performance of aortic and gastrointestinal surgery may hold an increased risk of aortic graft infection. The experience of one surgeon who performed 32 such synchronous operations over a period of 11 years is reviewed. No graft infection occurred and it is concluded that such combined operations may be safer to perform than staged surgery in elderly patients.