Patchy Necrosis of Small Bowel

  • Dinesh Bagaria
  • Harshit AgarwalEmail author
  • Soumya Ghoshal
Images in Surgery


Sepsis, vasopressors and infective endocarditis have been usually implicated as a causative factor for small bowel ischaemia. We present intra-operative image showing multiple necrotic patches over small bowel in a patient of traumatic superior mesenteric vessel injury.


Superior mesenteric artery Emboli Small bowel 


Author’s Contribution

HA & SG were involved in conception and acquisition of data; DB & HA were involved in manuscript preparation and proofreading.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


  1. 1.
    Han SJ, Jung PM, Kim H, Kim JE, Hong J, Hwang EH, Seong I (1999 Mar 1) Multiple intestinal ulcerations and perforations secondary to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus enteritis in infants. J Pediatr Surg 34(3):381–386CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Edwards MS, Cherr GS, Craven TE, Olsen AW, Plonk GW, Geary RL, Ligush JL, Hansen KJ (2003) Acute occlusive mesenteric ischemia: surgical management and outcomes. Ann Vasc Surg 17:72–79CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Association of Surgeons of India 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Trauma Surgery & Critical CareJPNATC, AIIMSNew DelhiIndia

Personalised recommendations