When to suspect ischemic colitis. Why is this condition so often missed or misdiagnosed?

Ischemic colitis is one of the most often seen disorders of the large intestine in the elderly. Common predisposing factors are atherosclerosis, shock, and congestive heart failure, but often, elderly patients have no obvious predisposing or precipitating factors. The typical clinical presentation is acute sudden abdominal pain and distention with bloody… CONTINUE READING