Decreased or occluded blood flow through the mesenteric vessels leading to ischemic or infarcted bowel
Can be from arterial or venous blockage, or low flow states.
1 in 1,000 of all ho...
Sudden-onset, severe, diffuse abdominal pain in acute ischemia:
Pain out of proportion to exam:
Patients may have relatively benign abdominal exam despite severe pain.
Airway, breathing, and circulation management (ABCs) with fluid resuscitation as n...
Aggressive pursuit of diagnosis is mandatory.
Mortality rises to 80% when the diagnosis is made >24 hr after symptom onset.
Early surgical evaluation for emergent operative interv...
Cangemi JR, Picco MF. Intestinal ischemia in the elderly. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2009;38:527–540.
Krupski WC, Selzman CH, Whitehill TA. Unusual causes of mesenteric ...
557.0 Acute vascular insufficiency of intestine
557.1 Chronic vascular insufficiency of intestine
K55.0 Acute vascular disorders of intestine
K55.1 Chronic vascular disorders of intestine
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