Three isolated superior mesenteric artery dissections: update of previous case reports, diagnostics, and treatment options.
Isolated superior mesenteric artery dissection is a relatively rare vascular pathology. However, the number of recent case reports has shown an increasing incidence with the widespread use of computed tomography imaging for abdominal pain. Here we report three cases of isolated superior mesenteric artery dissection. The unique surgical option of small bowel transplantation along with successful medical management is described. A treatment algorithm for isolated superior mesenteric artery dissection is also proposed.
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Morris, J. T., Guerriero, J., Sage, J. G., & Mansour, M. A. (2008). Three isolated superior mesenteric artery dissections: update of previous case reports, diagnostics, and treatment options. Journal of vascular surgery, 47(3), 649–653. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2007.08.052
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery