Acute stress-related gastrointestinal ischemia.


We report a case of acute gastrointestinal ischemia during a very stressful event in whom the diagnosis was made by 24-hour tonometry. This case report unequivocally links a stressful event with increased catecholamine release and subsequent severe symptomatic gastrointestinal ischemia. The role of ischemia as potential pathophysiological mechanism has… (More)