Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 29, 2019
  • Author: Aref Alrayes, MD; Chief Editor: Burt Cagir, MD, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

What is the vascular anatomy relevant to chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

What is the pathophysiology of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

What causes chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

What is the prevalence of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

What is the prognosis of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia?

Workup

Which tests are performed in the workup of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

What is the role of angiography in the workup of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

What is the role of CTA in the workup of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

What is the role of MRI in the workup of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the workup of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

Treatment

How is chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) treated?

What is the AGA chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) treatment algorithm?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

What are the possible complications of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

What is the efficacy of revascularization for the treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI)?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia?

Which medications in the drug class Vasodilators are used in the treatment of Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia?

Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulants are used in the treatment of Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia?