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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 1 ( January, 2012 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

An unusual case of nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia in a young girl

Arvind K. Baronia, Ratender Singh, Tanmoy Ghatak

Keywords : Enteral feeding, nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia, vasopressin

Citation Information : Baronia AK, Singh R, Ghatak T. An unusual case of nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia in a young girl. Indian J Crit Care Med 2012; 16 (1):28-30.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.94423

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia is a type of acute mesenteric ischemia with high mortality seen mostly in elderly cardiac patients. We present a 21-year-old healthy student with nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia along with radiological evidence of hepatic portal venous gas and pneumatosis intestinalis, with subsequent fatality. Its significance and its possible etiology are discussed.


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