Mesenteric ischemia

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Khateeb

Presentation

Acute on top of chronic abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female
CT

Multiple small bowel loops and proximal large bowel show wall edema / thickening and hypo-enhancement. Mild mesenteric congestion. No free fluid or uncontained gas.

Central filling defect seen at the superior mesenteric artery post middle colic artery branch.

Case Discussion

Findings are consistent with acute SMA occlusion.

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Case information

rID: 43593
Case created: 18th Mar 2016
Last edited: 28th Aug 2017
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