Diagnosis and management of acute thromboembolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery.

@article{Liu2011DiagnosisAM,
  title={Diagnosis and management of acute thromboembolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery.},
  author={Peng Liu and Shiyan Ren and Fan Lin and Yuguan Yang and Zhidong Ye},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 112},
  pages={1893-7}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Acute occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) is rare and difficult to diagnose, the associated morbidity and mortality are still high. Here we review our experience in diagnosis and treatment of acute embolic occlusion of the SMA, determine factors for surgical complications and patient survival. METHODOLOGY Thirty-seven patients with acute embolic occlusion of the SMA between 1993 and 2009 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS There were 23 (62.16%) men and 14… CONTINUE READING