Mesenteric infarction

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female
CT

Thrombosis of the superior mesenteric artery. There is also thrombus in the descending thoracic aorta.  Non-opacification of the distal superior mesenteric vein is indeterminate, although likely represents venous mixing.

There is subtle diffuse hypoenhancement of the small bowel (best appreciated when compared to transverse colon), although no wall thickening, pneumatosis, or mesenteric oedema.

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Case information

rID: 14901
Published: 3rd Sep 2011
Last edited: 15th Aug 2018
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