Small bowel ischemia

Last revised by Dr Michael P Hartung on 07 Nov 2021

Small bowel 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

Etiology

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

See also

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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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  • Case 7
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  • Case 8
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  • Case 9
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  • Case 10: secondary to arterial occlusive mesenteric ischemia
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  • Case 11: closed loop bowel obstruction
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  • Case 12: SMV thrombosis
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  • Case 13: SMV thrombosis
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  • Case 14: SMA thromboembolus
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  • Case 15: SMA embolus
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  • Case 16: superior mesenteric artery thrombosis with jejunal ischemia
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  • Case 17
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