Post-coarctectomy syndrome is a complication of aortic arch repair that occurs due to a sudden increase in reperfusion of the body’s vasculature following surgery. One complication related to postcoarctectomy syndrome is ileus which can prolong a patient’s ICU stay and delay discharge home. While traditionally supportive care has been used to resolve this condition, this case highlights the use of gabapentin as a relatively novel treatment for post-coarctectomy syndrome gastrointestinal ileus.
"Post-Coarctectomy Syndrome and the use of Gabapentin for GI Ileus: A Case Report,"
Manipal Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 6:
2, Article 9.
Available at: https://impressions.manipal.edu/mjms/vol6/iss2/9