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Ischaemic Bowel Disease: Radiographic and Imaging Features

  • J. Pringot
Conference paper
Part of the Syllabus book series (SYLLABUS)

Abstract

Bowel ischaemia is a clinical and pathophysiological concept relating functional and structural bowel disorders to inadequate blood supply to the small intestine and/or colon. Depending on many variables, including the onset and duration of the injury, the area and length of bowel affected, the vessel involved and the mechanism of ischaemia, different clinical, pathological and radiological forms or entities are encountered. Colonic ischaemia is the most common form of bowel ischaemia but acute mesenteric ischaemia has the worse prognosis mainly because the diagnosis is often delayed. Acute mesenteric venous thrombosis is considered apart from the other acute mesenteric ischaemic syndromes on the basis of differences in clinical manifestations and in prognosis.

Keywords

Mesenteric Ischaemia Intestinal Ischaemia Contrast Enema Acute Mesenteric Ischaemia Colonic Ischaemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Pringot
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical ImagingCliniques Universitaires St LucBrusselsBelgium

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