Small bowel ischaemia

Small bowel or mesenteric ischaemia 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. 


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

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rID: 19015
Section: Gamuts
Tags: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Mesenteric ischaemia
  • Small bowel ischemia

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    Case 1: small bowel infarction with portal venous gas
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