Intestinal Ischemia in the Elderly

John R. Cangemi, Michael F. Picco

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Abstract

Mesenteric ischemia in the elderly is an uncommon but often fatal disorder for which the prognosis depends entirely on the speed and accuracy of the diagnosis. A high index of suspicion is required as the early signs and symptoms, at a time when ischemic changes are reversible, are typically nonspecific or absent. This article reviews the clinical spectrum of mesenteric ischemia in the elderly with particular emphasis on the varied presentations, evaluation, and management of ischemic disorders of the intestines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-540
Number of pages14
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Embolic
  • Mesenteric ischemia
  • Nonocclusive
  • Thrombotic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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