Acute mesenteric ischemia: A clinical review

W. Andrew Oldenburg, L. Louis Lau, Thomas J. Rodenberg, Hope J. Edmonds, Charles Dwayne Burger

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Abstract

Acute mesenteric ischemia is a life-threatening vascular emergency that requires early diagnosis and intervention to adequately restore mesenteric blood flow and to prevent bowel necrosis and patient death. The underlying cause is varied, and the prognosis depends on the precise pathologic findings. Despite the progress in understanding the pathogenesis of mesenteric ischemia and the development of modern treatment modalities, acute mesenteric ischemia remains a diagnostic challenge for clinicians, and the delay in diagnosis contributes to the continued high mortality rate. Early diagnosis and prompt effective treatment are essential to improve the clinical outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1054-1062
Number of pages9
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume164
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 24 2004

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Oldenburg, W. A., Lau, L. L., Rodenberg, T. J., Edmonds, H. J., & Burger, C. D. (2004). Acute mesenteric ischemia: A clinical review. Archives of Internal Medicine, 164(10), 1054-1062. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.164.10.1054