Acute mesenteric ischemia: updated guidelines of the World Society of Emergency Surgery

Miklosh Bala, Fausto Catena, Jeffry Kashuk, Belinda De Simone, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Dieter Weber, Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Yoram Kluger, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Edoardo Picetti, Luca Ansaloni, Goran Augustin, Walter L. Biffl, Marco Ceresoli, Osvaldo Chiara, Massimo Chiarugi, Raul Coimbra, Yunfeng Cui, Dimitris Damaskos, Salomone Di Saverio, Joseph M. Galante, Vladimir Khokha, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Kenji Inaba … & Ernest E. Moore
Abstract Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is a group of diseases characterized by an interruption of the blood supply to varying portions of the intestine, leading to ischemia and secondary inflammatory changes. If untreated, this process may progress to life-threatening intestinal necrosis. The incidence is low, estimated at 0.09–0.2% of all acute surgical admissions, but increases with age. Although the entity is an uncommon cause of abdominal pain, diligence is required because if untreated, mortality remains...
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