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Acute and chronic mesenteric ischemia occur secondary to compromised blood flow and oxygen delivery to the bowel.
17 The case illustrated in Figure 8 highlights the integrated clinical roles of duplex arteriography and CTA in evaluating chronic mesenteric ischemia.
This condition, called chronic mesenteric ischemia, can cause dangerous weight loss, malnourishment and death because the intestines are prevented from receiving the oxygen-rich blood they require to digest food.
Cases of fractured stents placed for the treatment of coronary artery disease (5), peripheral vascular diseases (6), and chronic mesenteric ischemia (7) have been reported.
The topics include popliteal artery entrapment syndrome, extracranial vertebral artery stenosis, chronic mesenteric ischemia, vasculitides: Kawasaki disease, varicose veins, and lymphedema.
Twenty-five brief case studies narrate the history, symptoms, and diagnosis of patients suffering from abdominal aortic aneurysm, temporal arteritis, chronic mesenteric ischemia, pericardial tamponade, oncologic cardiomyopathy, brugada syndrome, and pulmonary embolism.
Chronic mesenteric ischemia is also known as "intestinal angina" and results from inadequate blood flow to the bowel, typically in the setting of underlying atherosclerotic disease in elderly patients causing significant occlusion or narrowing of the celiac axis, SMA, and/or inferior mesenteric artery.
Chronic mesenteric ischemia results in a characteristic clinical syndrome of chronic abdominal pain, especially after meals, and is frequently associated with weight loss.
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