ischaemic gangrene

ischaemic gangrene

A popular term for dry gangrene, usually of the legs, feet or toes, which caused by peripheral vascular disease.
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In our case, the cause was jejunal resection due to ischaemic gangrene of the jejunal segment.
Our literature search did not yield results of report of any cases of chylous ascites following jejunal resection due to ischaemic gangrene of jejunal segment.
The patient underwent emergency laparotomy and 25cm of distal ileum near 20cm to illiocaecal valve were resected due to ischaemic gangrene and end-to-end illio-ileal anastomosis was done.
Ischaemic gangrene of the bowel is a dramatic clinical event, often posing great difficulty in the diagnosis at the time of admission but usually results in to a massive small bowel gangrene leading to high mortality (60-80%) (1,2).
The resected bowel tissues were then sent for histopathological examination which showed characteristic features suggestive of ischaemic gangrene. In cases of stomach gangrene mucosa was lost (Fig.1a), gastric glands were healthy denoting that no other pathology were observed in the mucosa (Fig.1b) blood vessels had mucous plug (Fig.1c) besides infiltration of inflammatory cells suggestive of vasculitis.