Young women presenting with chronic mesenteric ischemia: Two case reports

Felix J. Ling, Mark K. Eskandari*

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Abstract

Chronic mesenteric ischemia is primarily a disease of the elderly, who have widespread atherosclerosis of the celiac, superior mesenteric, and inferior mesenteric arteries. Risk factors include smoking, vasculitis, fibromuscular dysplasia, and arterial dissection. Presented here are 2 cases of women under age 50 years burdened with this condition, owing primarily to advanced arteriosclerosis. These cases illustrate a need for increased awareness of mesenteric ischemia as a cause for postprandial abdominal pain in young patients with other stigmata of advanced arterial occlusive disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-353
Number of pages3
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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