Document Detail

Chronic mesenteric ischemia: diagnosis and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21722785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) is the most common vascular disorder involving the intestines, however it is unusual in clinical practice. The redundancy of the visceral circulation with multiple interconnections between the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) is the most likely explanation for the infrequent occurrence of CMI in clinical practice. Atherosclerosis is by the far the most common etiology of CMI. The increased utilization of diagnostic abdominal cross-sectional imaging has increased the recognition of atherosclerotic mesenteric stenoses. CMI is a clinical diagnosis, based upon symptoms and consistent anatomic findings. The classic setting for CMI is a female patient presenting with post-prandial abdominal discomfort that results in significant weight loss. Endovascular therapy with stenting has become the most common method chosen for revascularization having replaced open surgery with its associated morbidity and mortality.
Christopher J White
Related Documents :
15259815 - Rupture of true aneurysms of the pancreaticoduodenal arcade: treatment with transcathet...
2674715 - Prognosis of abdominal aortic aneurysms. a population-based study.
19409005 - Cavernous carotid aneurysms: to treat or not to treat?
9919905 - Angiographic documentation of de novo aneurysm--case report.
18577815 - Comparison of myocardial bridging by dual-source ct with conventional coronary angiogra...
8267445 - Right ventricle-to-aorta conduit in pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum an...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in cardiovascular diseases     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1873-1740     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Publication Date:    2011 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-04     Completed Date:  2011-09-06     Revised Date:  2013-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376442     Medline TA:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, The John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA 70121, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Diagnostic Imaging / methods
Endovascular Procedures / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  mortality
Ischemia / diagnosis,  mortality,  therapy
Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion / diagnosis*,  mortality,  therapy*
Patient Selection
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Predictive Value of Tests
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Diseases / diagnosis,  mortality,  therapy
Vascular Surgical Procedures* / adverse effects,  mortality

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Renal artery stenosis: optimizing diagnosis and treatment.
Next Document:  Claudication: treatment options for femoropopliteal disease.