Triple-vessel mesenteric ischaemia presenting with gastric ulceration.
ABSTRACT We present an unusual presentation of chronic mesenteric ischaemia in a patient with recurrent gastric ulceration that highlights both the importance of recognition of ischaemia as a possible aetiology in those refractory to conventional treatment and the success of percutaneous transluminal mesenteric angioplasty in these cases.
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ABSTRACT: The aim of our study was to evaluate and compare short- and long-term outcomes of percutaneous angioplasty and open revascularization for chronic intestinal ischemia. Twenty-nine consecutive patients undergoing percutaneous angioplasty (n = 14) or open revascularization (n = 15) for chronic intestinal ischemia were prospectively studied from 2000 to 2006. All patients were symptomatic with at least thrombosis or 80% stenosis of superior mesenteric artery. No patient was lost to follow-up. Patients were older in percutaneous angioplasty than in the open revascularization group (p = 0.0009). Open revascularization allowed to revascularize more vessels (1.4 versus 1, p = 0.01). There was no difference between groups regarding major complications, mortality, hospital length of stay, and symptomatic recurrence. Primary re-stenosis was only observed in three patients (21.4%) in the percutaneous angioplasty group. Survival at 2 years estimated by the Kaplan-Meier method was 58% in the percutaneous angioplasty group and 70% in the open revascularization group (p = NS). Percutaneous angioplasty should be preferentially offered to older patients and those unable to undergo open revascularization.Langenbeck s Archives of Surgery 07/2008; 393(6):865-70. · 1.89 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Ischaemia of the bowel may arise from a number of causes affecting the arterial and venous compartments of the vascular tree. This article addresses the causes and consequences of arterial obstruction, which may compromise the supply of oxygenated blood to the bowel. These events may occur as an acute phenomenon, or they may present in a chronic fashion. The therapeutic options available to treat this condition are largely dependent on the mode of presentation and the amount of time that is available before irreversible damage occurs to the bowel integrity. In the acute phase, the viability of the bowel is in doubt, and this necessitates an open operative approach to assess the amount of bowel infarction which has already occurred. A variety of operative procedures are then available to limit this bowel loss and to secure the viability of the remaining bowel. In the more chronic phase there are alternative, less invasive procedures that may be appropriate for the patient, who may have suffered a prolonged period of undernourishment and dehydration. In such cases the immediate bowel viability is not in doubt, but the medium/long-term survival is compromised. Treatment options appropriate to each clinical scenario are discussed, along with the major technical issues associated with these treatments. A team approach to the most appropriate management plan is stressed, and the published outcomes reviewed.Vascular Medicine 02/2002; 7(4):311-21. · 1.62 Impact Factor
Article: Mesenteric ischemia.New England Journal of Medicine 09/1982; 307(9):535-7. · 51.66 Impact Factor