Ischemic Bowel Syndromes Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.pop.2012.11.007 PMID: 23402466 Web of Science: 000316152200010

Cited authors

  • Silva, Jose A.; White, Christopher J.


  • Atherosclerotic vascular disease involving the mesenteric arteries occurs frequently in the elderly population. Although the prevalence of ischemic bowel disease is difficult to determine, acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) has been reported to cause in 1 in 1000 hospital admissions, Whereas chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) is estimated to affect 1 in 100,000 individuals. Mesenteric ischemia generally manifests in its chronic form as postprandial abdominal pain resulting in significant weight loss, and in its acute form as an abrupt development of abdominal pain, lower gastrointestinal bleeding, and subsequent intestinal necrosis. This article discusses the cause, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management of AMI and CMI.

Publication date

  • 2013


International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-4543

Start page

  • 153


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