Acute intestinal ischemia

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Etiology

  • Emboli, e.g., atrial fibrillation
  • Thrombosis of mesenteric vessel
  • Low flow due to CHF or arterial spasm (e.g., ergotamine or cocaine)
  • Mesenteric vein occlusion
  • Postcoarctectomy syndrome (mesenteric vasoconstriction after coarctation repair)

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Last updated: December 1, 2014