Abdominal Angina and Mesenteric Insufficiency

Danesh, Sadegh
April 1979
Angiology;Apr1979, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p281
Academic Journal
The article focuses on abdominal angina and mesenteric insufficiency. Abdominal angina is the manifestation of bowel ischemia. Although many cases of ischemic necrosis with resection of the bowel have been reported, successful revascularization of these patients remains a rarity. In any patient over 40 years old with gastrointestinal complaints, abdominal angina should be considered as a differential diagnosis. Postprandial pain, the most common manifestation, occurs shortly after eating. Its cramps may prevent the patient from eating and result in weight loss. Malabsorption and diarrhea are also manifestations of this syndrome.


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