Acute superior mesenteric artery occlusion: on ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Acute onset of abdominal pain - about 8 hrs. C/o vomiting. O/e - Soft abdomen. Poor response to analgesics.

Patient Data

Age: about 50 yrs
Gender: Male

Proximal part of the superior mesenteric artery ( about 4 cm length ) from its origin shows echogenic lumen without flow.

Single dilated small bowel loop without wall odema is noted on right side.

Caeliac trunk, abdominal aorta, inferior vena cava, superior mesenteric vein are patent.

Case Discussion

Findings of acute superior mesenteric arterial occlusion.

CT was done next showed similar findings. ( Not uploaded, no copyright ).

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Case information

rID: 33358
Published: 9th Jan 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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