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Reports 2018, 1(1), 10; https://doi.org/10.3390/reports1010010

Ischemic Bowel Disease Due to Superior Mesenteric Artery Occlusion: A Case Report

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, New Taipei 231, Taiwan
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Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien 970, Taiwan
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Received: 28 March 2018 / Revised: 3 May 2018 / Accepted: 4 May 2018 / Published: 7 May 2018
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Abstract

Acute mesenteric infarction is a rare but emergency disease with a high mortality rate. The rapidly restoration of intestinal blood flow is the early goal of vascular intervention. However, the unspecific presentation may confuse physicians and delay a timely diagnosis. The rate of intestinal failure in survivors is still high. Here, we present the case of an 85-year-old male presenting with acute onset progressive periumbilical cramping pain with elevated D-dimer. The abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed severe acute superior mesenteric artery occlusion. The surgical report showed a massively ischemic small intestine that was about 250 cm with 200 mL bloody ascites. We highlight that early diagnosis and timely intervention are important for improving outcomes. View Full-Text
Keywords: acute mesenteric infarction; atrial fibrillation; superior mesenteric artery; embolectomy acute mesenteric infarction; atrial fibrillation; superior mesenteric artery; embolectomy
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Wu, M.-Y.; Lee, L.-C.; Chen, Y.-L.; Chien, Y.-C.; Ni, B.-Y.; Hou, Y.-T.; Yiang, G.-T. Ischemic Bowel Disease Due to Superior Mesenteric Artery Occlusion: A Case Report. Reports 2018, 1, 10.

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