A Case of Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia imitating Crohn's disease

  • Maria Paparoupa Klinikum Kassel Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Diabetology Kassel School of Medicine Mönchebergstr. 41-43 D-35125 Kassel Germany
  • Frank Schuppert Klinikum Kassel Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Diabetology Kassel School of Medicine Mönchebergstr. 41-43 D-35125 Kassel Germany
  • Huy Ngoc Anh Ho Klinikum Kassel Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Diabetology Kassel School of Medicine Mönchebergstr. 41-43 D-35125 Kassel Germany

Keywords

Chronic mesenteric ischemia, weight loss, Crohn´s disease, video capsule endoscopy

Abstract

Objectives: We present an atypical case of chronic mesenteric ischemia with weight loss as only clinical manifestation and endoscopic findings imitating Crohn´s disease.

Materials and Methods: A CT Angiography of abdomen confirmed the diagnosis of mesenteric ischemia after total occlusion of celiac trunk and superior mesenteric artery.

Results: The patient died due to severe sepsis, as a result of extended bowel infarction.

Conclusions: The diagnosis of chronic mesenteric ischemia requires a high degree of clinical suspicion and can be life-saving if early conducted.

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  • Published: 2015-07-16

    Issue: Vol 2 No 4 (2015) (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Paparoupa, M., Schuppert, F., & Ho, H. (2015). A Case of Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia imitating Crohn’s disease. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2(4). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2015_000237