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Pexy of intraperitoneal LVAD driveline to relieve small bowel obstruction.

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Summary of "Pexy of intraperitoneal LVAD driveline to relieve small bowel obstruction."

Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation is a lifesaving intervention in advanced heart failure. However, LVAD is not without complication. In this case, an inadvertent intraperitoneal driveline caused small bowel obstruction, subsequently requiring pexy of the driveline to the abdominal wall to avoid future complications.

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Name: Journal of cardiac surgery
ISSN: 1540-8191
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