Surgical approach for acute ischemic colitis after scuba diving: a case report [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. Ahead of Print: UTD-67523 | DOI: 10.14744/tjtes.2019.67523  

Surgical approach for acute ischemic colitis after scuba diving: a case report

Eun Soo Choi, Han Deok Kwak, Jae Kyun Ju
Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea

Background: The clinical manifestations that may occur due to decompression during scuba diving vary widely, but only mild symptoms have been reported mainly in the gastrointestinal tract. In particular, ischemic colitis caused by air embolism is rare. We report a case of full-thickness ischemic colitis treated with failed conservative treatment but successfully treated surgically.

Case presentation: The following suggests that decompression after scuba diving may cause serious symptoms in the gastrointestinal tract and may require a surgical approach.

Conclusion: Treatment depends on the severity of the symptoms and the patient’s condition, but surgical approaches must be considered.

Keywords: Acute ischemic colitis, scuba diving, decompression sickness, air embolism, surgical approach




Corresponding Author: Jae Kyun Ju, South Korea


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