Acute Mesenteric Ischaemia: Case report, technical considerations and innovative approaches

Document Type



General Surgery


Acute mesenteric ischaemia is a worrisome clinical condition with high mortality. We present a 90 years old male patient, known case of atrial flutter who developed acute mesenteric ischaemia. This was due to superior mesenteric artery embolus. He underwent successful superior mesenteric embolectomy and made a smooth recovery. He was symptom free and was discharged from hospital on 5th postoperative day on lifelong anticoagulants. Early diagnosis, adequate resuscitation and attention to finer technical details of superior mesenteric emboelctomy can save a life in selected patients.

Publication (Name of Journal)

JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association