Thrombolysis of a partially occluding superior mesenteric artery thromboembolus by infusion of streptokinase

Occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery by thromboembolism is an uncommon cause of acute intestinal ischemia but carries a high mortality. This report describes a case of mesenteric thromboembolism in an 80 year old woman treated successfully by selective lowdose infusion of Streptokinase over 17 hours. Only twelve previous cases have been reported in… CONTINUE READING