Diagnostic laparoscopy for early detection of acute mesenteric ischaemia in patients with aortic dissection.

INTRODUCTION Recognition of acute mesenteric ischaemia (AMesI) in patients with aortic dissection (AoD) may be a challenge and exploratory laparotomy is often performed. METHODS We retrospectively analysed our experience with the use of diagnostic laparoscopy (DL) for the early detection of AMesI in patients with AoD, either undergoing medical treatment… CONTINUE READING