Superior mesenteric vein thrombosis


Surgical intervention  showed long segment of ischemic jejunum. Thrombophilia screening showed positive result of lupus anticoagulant test only.

Mesenteric venous thrombosis although uncommon, is a potential lethal cause of bowel ischemia.

Studies show that acute mesenteric venous thrombosis has better prognosis than acute arterial mesenteric ischemia. The outcome of mesenteric venous thrombosis is related to early recognition and treatment.