Mesenteric vein thrombosis: Is it one disease?

Moshriq A. Al-Hilaly, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan

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Abstract

Objectives: to compare the clinical course and outcome of mesenteric vein thrombosis due to known causes and mesenteric vein thrombosis of unknown aetiology. Design: a retrospective study. Setting: two major general hospitals in Kuwait. Subjects: 12 patients who had mesenteric vein thrombosis due to known causes and seven patients who had mesenteric vein thrombosis of unknown aetiology were treated over eight years. Chief outcome measures: severity of clinical findings and outcome. Results: There was no statistical difference between the two groups in the clinical presentation or in outcome. Conclusion: 36% of mesenteric vein thrombosis occurred without an obvious cause although the disease appeared to be the same. More work on the aetiology of this condition is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Mesenteric vein thrombosis
  • Occlusion
  • Primary
  • Secondary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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