Role of diagnostic laparoscopy in managing acute mesenteric venous thrombosis.

@article{Cho2003RoleOD,
  title={Role of diagnostic laparoscopy in managing acute mesenteric venous thrombosis.},
  author={Yong Pil Cho and Seung Mun Jung and Myoung Sik Han and Hyuk Jai Jang and Jee Soo Kim and Yong Ho Kim and Sung-Gyu Lee},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          215-7
        }
}
We describe two cases with acute mesenteric venous thrombosis in which diagnostic laparoscopy helped to diagnose the possible bowel infarction. These patients presented with abdominal pain out of proportion to physical findings, and computed tomography demonstrated thrombus in the superior mesenteric vein. Anticoagulation with heparin followed by diagnostic laparoscopy was done immediately after the diagnosis was established. According to the laparoscopic findings, one was managed with full… CONTINUE READING

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