Unforeseen Pseudotumoral Colitis in Deceased Donor with Carbon Monoxide IntoxicationCristian Lupascu1, Raluca Neagu Movila2, Delia Rusu Andriesi1, Ana-Maria Trofin1, Mihaela Blaj3, Corina Lupascu-Ursulescu4*, Mihai Danciu5
- *Corresponding Author:
- Corina Lupascu-Ursulescu
Department of Radiology
University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Grigore T. Popa, University Hospital
St. Spiridon Iasi, Romania
Tel: 0040 744 70 96 80
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 24, 2015; Accepted date: February 22, 2015; Published February 28, 2015
Citation: Cristian Lupascu, Raluca Neagu Movila, Delia Rusu Andriesi, Ana-Maria Trofin, Mihaela Blaj, et al. (2015) Unforeseen Pseudotumoral Colitis in Deceased Donor with Carbon Monoxide Intoxication. J Clin Toxicol 5:231. doi: 10.4172/2161-0495.1000231
Copyright: © 2015 Cristian Lupascu, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Carbon monoxide intoxication is a well-known cause of hypoxic injury primarily to the central nervous system and myocardium, but the bowel may be also vulnerable. Patients succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning are usually considered unsuitable for organ procurement and they are routinely rejected in many transplant centers. As the organ supply is by far insufficient to meet the needs of patients from the waiting lists for transplant, there is a greater effort to increase the donor organ pool. Therefore special attention is being devoted to such “marginal” or “high-risk “donors. Similarly, tumors revealed during organ procurement require careful consideration in the evaluation of organ donors and transplant recipients. We herein report a multiorgan procurement from a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning who underwent a prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation and was intraoperatively diagnosed with a right colon tumor. Intraoperative frozen section examination ruled out malignancy and revealed an acute ischemic colitis. It is suggested that patients dying of carbon monoxide poisoning who are considered appropriate donors, may have intraoperatively revealed pseudotumoral ischemic colitis which does not preclude multiorgan procurement.