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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

Cite this paper:
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

Abstract

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.

Keywords:
small intestine obstruction superior mesenteric vein ischemic stricture venous thrombosis

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