Secondary abdominal compartment syndrome causing failure to wean from cardiopulmonary bypass

Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 04/05/2012

This case report describes a secondary abdominal compartment syndrome that occurred during an elective coronary revascularization which resulted in an inability to wean from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). After a decompressive laparotomy was done, the patient was successfully weaned from bypass.

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