Acute mesentric ischemia

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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rID: 87059
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Acute ischaemic bowel
  • Acute mesentric ischemia

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