TITLE

Perforation of the Jejunum: A Complication of Atheromatous Embolization

AUTHOR(S)
Rushovich, Alan M.
PUB. DATE
February 1983
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Feb1983, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p77
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Atheroembolism (atheromatous embolism, cholesterol embolism) is well known to produce a wide range of clinical signs and symptoms, and emboli have been described in many organs. We recently encountered a patient with widespread atheroembolism who developed an acute abdomen with a perforated jejunal ulcer caused by multiple atheromatous emboli to the intestinal wall. To our knowledge this is the first documentation of this complication of atheroembolism.
ACCESSION #
16242413

 

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