An Acute Embolic Event Affecting the Superior Mesenteric Artery

Edward Travers, Alain Nguyen, Savio George Barreto

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This chapter provides the reader with a stepwise approach to the decision making and surgical management of a patient with an acute embolic obstruction of the superior mesenteric artery with resultant intestinal ischemia. The importance of a multidisciplinary surgical approach (vascular and general surgery), the surgical steps involved, and the role for laparostomy are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDilemmas in Abdominal Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationA Case-Based Approach
EditorsSavio George Barreto, Shailesh V. Shrikhande
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL, USA
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780429198359
ISBN (Print)9780367187699, 9780367559014
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Embolism
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery


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