Medical Practice

Ileocolonic Problems after Cadaveric Renal Transplantation

Br Med J 1972; 1 doi: (Published 08 January 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;1:99
  1. S. J. A. Powis,
  2. A. D. Barnes,
  3. P. Dawson-Edwards,
  4. H. Thompson


    Fatal colonic complications in five patients after cadaveric renal transplantation were all due to ischaemia of the bowel wall, which in two cases had led to multiple perforation. In two the lesions involved the whole colon and in three they were segmental.

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