Superior mesenteric artery embolization: An angiographic emergency

S. L. Kaufman, D. P. Harrington, S. S. Siegelman

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Eleven cases of superior mesenteric artery embolization are presented. The extent of bowel necrosis was found to be related to two major factors: the site of occlusion and the elapsed time between the onset of symptoms and definitive therapy. Angiography, available on an emergency basis, provides a definitive diagnosis which can only be suspected by other means. Therapy instituted within 24 hr of the onset of symptoms in all cases resulted in a mortality of only 9% attributable to intestinal infarction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-630
Number of pages6
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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