Acute mesentric ischemia

Last revised by David Luong on 12 Jul 2021

Acute mesenteric ischemia accounts for the majority (around 95%) of cases with mesenteric ischemia and comprises of:

Treatment and prognosis

It is considered a vascular emergency and is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. If untreated it can potentially result in mesenteric infarction, intestinal necrosis, an overwhelming inflammatory response and death.

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