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Recognition and management of embolism to the superior mesenteric artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4434289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of superior mesenteric arterial embolism are presented. The diagnosis should be suspected when severe abdominal pain develops suddenly in a patient with a cardiac arrhythmia or a recent history of myocardial infarction. Further support for the diagnosis is given by the finding of a poor peripheral circulation and a paucity of abdominal physical signs. The value of arteriography is questionable except to distinguish between thrombosis and embolism. The importance of early laparotomy as a diagnostic and life-saving measure is emphasized.
R L Mackenzie; J L Provan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Medical Association journal     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0008-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Med Assoc J     Publication Date:  1974 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-02-27     Completed Date:  1975-02-27     Revised Date:  2010-06-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414110     Medline TA:  Can Med Assoc J     Country:  CANADA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1207-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization / adverse effects
Diagnosis, Differential
Embolism* / diagnosis,  radiography,  surgery
Mesenteric Arteries* / radiography
Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion* / diagnosis,  radiography,  surgery
Middle Aged
Thrombosis / radiography
Time Factors

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