Corpus ID: 125019

Nonocclusive intestinal ischemia: improved outcome with early diagnosis and therapy.

  title={Nonocclusive intestinal ischemia: improved outcome with early diagnosis and therapy.},
  author={Douglas Bryant and James V. Pellicane and R. S. Davies},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={63 4},
Nonocclusive intestinal infarction (NOII) is described as bowel necrosis at celiotomy or autopsy without evidence of thromboembolism, vasculitis, or mechanical obstruction. The mortality for this entity is as high as 90 per cent in some series. From January 1990 to January 1995, we identified 15 patients who met the criteria for NOII identified at celiotomy or autopsy. We collected data on demographics, comorbidities, presenting signs and symptoms, laboratory workup, time to definitive therapy… Expand
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