Volume 37, Issue 4 (2-2014)                   Research in Medicine 2014, 37(4): 253-255 | Back to browse issues page

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Vejdan S A K. Total small bowel gangrene due to septic superior mesenteric artery embolism: a case report. Research in Medicine. 2014; 37 (4) :253-255
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-1258-en.html
Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran , vejdan_sa@yahoo.com
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Abstract Background: Thrombo-embolism occurs due to a lot of different etiologies and has a high rate of mortality. But septic embolus is a very uncommon type of embolism and this patient is reported as a septic mesenteric embolism. Case Report: A 16 month patients was referred to the hospital with signs and symptoms of intestinal obstruction and septicemia. After clinical and Para-clinical evaluation, the patient was scheduled for laparotomy and disclosed that all of the small intestine, except first 10 cm, was gangrened due to septic superior mesenteric artery embolism. Conclusion: This report shows that septic emboli can be one the rare etiology for superior mesenteric artery embolism. Keywords: Superior mesenteric artery septic embolism, Gangrene, Infant.
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Type of Study: Short report | Subject: Surgery
Received: 2014/05/5 | Accepted: 2014/05/5 | Published: 2014/05/5

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