Small bowel ischemia

Small bowel or mesenteric ischemia may be a life-threatening condition, arising from any one of numerous causes of disturbance of the normal blood flow through the small bowel wall. 

Pathology

It can be divided into acute and chronic forms, with the main underlying etiologies (each discussed separately) being: 

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rID: 19015
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Mesenteric ischaemia
  • Small bowel ischemia
  • Mesenteric ischemia

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: small bowel infarction with portal venous gas
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  • Case 2: mesenteric venous thrombosis
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  • Case 3: mesenteric carcinoid
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  • Case 4: superior mesenteric artery occlusion
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  • Case 5: superior mesenteric artery occlusion
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