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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014, 2(7), 146-148
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-7-5
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Small Intestinal Stricture Complicating an Asymptomatic Superior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis

Mina Azer1, and Ayman El Nakeeb1

1Gastroenterology Surgical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt

Pub. Date: August 05, 2014

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Mina Azer and Ayman El Nakeeb. Small Intestinal Stricture Complicating an Asymptomatic Superior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014; 2(7):146-148. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-7-5


Ischemic stricture of the small intestine is a rare complication of mesenteric vein thrombosis. We report a case of small intestine stricture that complicated an asymptomatic superior mesenteric vein thrombosis. This diagnosis was challenging owing to the silent course of the primary cause; the superior mesenteric vein thrombosis and the rarity of the ischemic stricture of the small intestine as a complication. The patient underwent resection-anastomosis and passed an uneventful postoperative course. We concluded that a high suspicion level should be maintained during dealing with the cases of intestinal obstruction due to small intestine stricture as mesenteric ischemia could be the underlying cause.

small intestine obstruction superior mesenteric vein ischemic stricture venous thrombosis

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