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Rom J Morphol Embryol. 2007;48(1):83-6.

Mesenteric inflammatory veno-occlusive disease as a rare cause of acute abdomen.

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  • 1Department of General Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania. mesina.cristian@doctor.com


Mesenteric inflammatory veno-occlusive disease is a rare but recognized cause of intestinal ischemia, who can be defined as phlebitis or venulitis affecting mesentery or the bowel, without any evidence of coexisting of an obvious predisposing cause or a coexisting arterial inflammatory involvement. We report the case of a male patient, 63 year old, admitted in the Emergency County Hospital of Craiova, who after presenting with an acute abdomen, underwent exploratory laparotomy and resection of the ischemic sigmoid, temporary colostomy and after four months we reintroduced descendent colon in the digestive transit. The resected specimen of the patient was examined histopathologically, and distinctive histopathological characteristics of the mesenteric inflammatory veno-occlusive disease were identified.

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