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Isolated Superior Mesenteric VeinThrombosis in Acute Pancreatitis: A Case Report

The most common vascular complication of acute pancreatitis is thrombosis of the splenic vein. Isolated thrombosis of the superior mesenteric vein is rare and may lead to mesenteric ischemia and bowel infarction. We report the case of a 39 years old patient received for acute pancreatitis with a Ranson score less than 3 and image scanner for a grade C of Balthazar and a superior mesenteric vein thrombosis. The outcome was favorable with improvement of symptoms under medical treatment including anti-coagulant therapy. The contrast enhancing abdominal CT showed an absence of superior mesenteric thrombosis.

Auteur(s) : Alpha Oumar Toure*, Ousmane Ka, Ibrahima Ka, Mamadou Seck, Ousmane Thiam, Mohamadou Lamine Gueye, Ibrahima Konate, Mamadou Cisse, Madieng Dieng, Abdar
Année de publication : 2015
Revue : Case Reports in Clinical Medicine
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : SECK Mamadou