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Case Report Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Occurred after Esophagectomy: A Case Report
Su Hyeon Park, Sung Tae Jeong, Seok Jai Kim, Hong Beom Bae, Sung Su Chung, Sang Hyun Kwak

1School of Dentistry, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea.
2Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea.
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Hemolytic uremic syndrome is an unusual and uncommon disease in adults but more common in children, which is defined by the triad of acute renal failure, thrombocytopenia, and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia. We report a 64-year-old man who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome after esophagectomy and esophagogastrostomy due to esophageal cancer. We treated him using continuous renal replacement therapy and plasmapheresis with large volume fresh frozen plasma transfusion for 9 days. We could not find the cause of hemolytic uremic syndrome, and so finally concluded that it is idiopathic. Bleeding continuously without a particular reason after an operation, it needs an early diagnosis and treatment with considering a possibility of the hemolytic uremic syndrome.

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