Ischemia and infarction of the small bowel and colon: spectrum of imaging findings

  title={Ischemia and infarction of the small bowel and colon: spectrum of imaging findings},
  author={Stefania Romano and Francesco Lassandro and Mariano Scaglione and Luigia Romano and Antonio Rotondo and Roberto Grassi},
  journal={Abdominal Imaging},
Mesenteric ischemia presents as an abdominal emergency due to decreased intestinal blood flow secondary to mesenteric arterial vascular hypoperfusion, occlusion, or impaired venous drainage [1]. The small bowel or colon may be involved. Distinction between intestinal ischemia and infarction sometimes is not considered adequately in the interpretative process: the ischemia may be a transient and a totally reversible event, whereas infarction may be one of the possible consequences that requires… CONTINUE READING
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