Bowel Ischemia Caused by Superior Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis

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Acute superior mesenteric vein (SMV) thrombosis is rare compared to acute superior mesenteric artery ischemia. We report here the case of a 90-year-old male patient who experienced severe abdominal pain in the peri-umbilical area. The presumptive diagnosis was post operation adhesive ileus. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) imaging revealed bowel wall edema of the small bowel with a filling defect in the superior mesenteric vein. Bowel ischemia due to SMV thrombosis was diagnosed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-85
Number of pages4
JournalResuscitation & Intensive Care Med
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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