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Superior mesenteric artery embolus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6729564     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have presented a case of SMA embolization with early diagnosis and successful embolectomy. A high index of suspicion is necessary, since the relative paucity of early signs and symptoms often belies the gravity of the situation. Prompt angiography can corroborate the diagnosis and allow expeditious laparotomy. Although some authors have advocated nonoperative management of this problem, we believe a surgical approach offers the best chance for a successful resolution and for preventing devastating sequelae.
R A McCready; L H Hollier; P C Pairolero; T A Orszulak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1984 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-07-17     Completed Date:  1984-07-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  789-91     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Embolism* / radiography,  surgery
Mesenteric Arteries / radiography
Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion* / radiography,  surgery

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