Management of Acute and Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia

Natalia O. Glebova, Julie A. Freischlag

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Mesenteric ischemia encompasses a wide variety of clinical syndromes with symptoms that range from subtle complaints in patients with chronic ischemia to septic shock in patients with acute mesenteric ischemia that has progressed to bowel gangrene. Mesenteric ischemia is an uncommon condition and is difficult to diagnose. Intervention, whether it is surgical or nonsurgical, carries a high morbidity and mortality rate. This chapter will review the historical background of mesenteric ischemia and discuss the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic mesenteric ischemia, as well as mesenteric venous thrombosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHaimovici's Vascular Surgery: 6th Edition
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781444330717
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Embolic
  • Mesenteric artery ischemia
  • Mesenteric bypass
  • Mesenteric venous thrombosis
  • Thrombotic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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