Intraoperative Laser Doppler Flowmetry: A Predictor of Ischemic Injury in Acute Mesenteric Infarction

  title={Intraoperative Laser Doppler Flowmetry: A Predictor of Ischemic Injury in Acute Mesenteric Infarction},
  author={Claudio A. Redaelli and Martin K. Schilling and Markus W. B{\"u}chler},
  journal={Digestive Surgery},
  pages={55 - 59}
Mesenteric ischemia following intestinal infarction caused by occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery is a rare and devastating disease. The overall mortality is a high as 80%. The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate erythrocyte flux to defined areas of the intestine immediately after laparotomy by using laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) assessment. We tried to predict the intestinal viability and recovery of the small bowel, and further tried to define the level of critical… 

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