Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 225–226 | Cite as

Gastric deformity following cardiac surgery

  • Raymond E. Parks


An extraperitoneal collection of chilled irrigation fluid used for hypothermic cardioplegia caused marked deformity of the stomach. It was demonstrated by upper gastrointestinal study performed 2 weeks after a coronary aortic bypass operation. The mass was drained following ultrasonic demonstration of its superficial location and fluid content.

Key words

Abdomen, postoperative complication Extraperitoneal, fluid collection Stomach, abnormalities 


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    Hadgman JR, Cosgrove DM: Post-hospital course and complications following coronary bypass surgery.Cleveland Clin Q 43:125–129, 1976Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond E. Parks
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiology, School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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