Ischemic colitis.

  title={Ischemic colitis.},
  author={Thomas C. Bower},
  journal={The Surgical clinics of North America},
  volume={73 5},
Colon ischemia is a well-recognized clinical entity that often occurs spontaneously in patients over the age of 50 years. Many previous cases of nonspecific colitis are now felt to have been secondary to an ischemic event. In contrast to patients with acute mesenteric ischemia and extensive necrosis of the small bowel, the majority of patients with isolated colon ischemia follow a benign clinical course. Most patients present days, weeks, or months after the initial ischemic insult, and many… CONTINUE READING