A Case of Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia imitating Crohn's disease
KeywordsChronic mesenteric ischemia, weight loss, Crohn´s disease, video capsule endoscopy
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.
Issue: Vol. 2 No. 4 (2015) (view)