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Acute Versus Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia

Acute Versus Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia

Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI), also commonly called bowel or intestinal ischemia, refers to inadequate blood flow to the small intestine (arterial or venous) that can result in acute bowel infarction. The classic clinical picture for a patient with AMI is abdominal pain disproportionate to the physical examination; the onset and severity of pain depends upon the duration of occlusion and the effectiveness of the collateral circulation. Abdominal and pelvic CT with intravenous contrast has b... Continue Reading

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