HomeArchiveVolume 6Volume 6, issue 2Abdominal surgery in autoimmune and autoimmune-related diseases: A review

Erdal Uysal1, Mehmet Dokur2, Gokturk Maralcan1

1SANKO UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SURGERY, GAZIANTEP, TURKEY
2BIRUNI UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Abstract

Autoimmune diseases can have a widespread effect throughout the system and can cause high mortality and morbidity, depending on their involvement in the abdominal organs and systems. Most of the abdominal organs are damaged as a result of the direct or/ and indirect effects of autoimmune diseases. Therefore, abdominal surgeries should be performed to eliminate any complications related to these effects. There could be a significant relationship between abdominal surgery and autoimmune and autoimmune-related diseases. The aim of this study was to reveal the possible relationship between autoimmune and autoimmune-related diseases that cause significant mortality and morbidity. In this way, we further aimed at increasing the awareness of clinicians on this subject, along with providing them with the related publications on autoimmune and autoimmune-related diseases and abdominal surgery. Taking all these into consideration, autoimmune and autoimmune-related diseases can also influence the abdominal organs. The influence may be directly related to the involvement of the organ and system as a result of the autoimmune disease or indirectly related to the influence of the organs and systems. Such influence leading to complications may require urgent or elective abdominal surgery, which can further cause high mortality and morbidity. Therefore, it is significant for all clinicians, especially surgeons, to be aware of the relationship between autoimmune diseases and abdominal surgery. The early detection and treatment of the complications related to the abdominal involvement of autoimmune and autoimmune-related diseases could decrease mortality and morbidity.