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Superior mesenteric vein thrombosis accompanied with severe appendicitis.

Lee KW, Choi YI - Korean J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg (2014)

Bottom Line: We report a successfully treated case of a 21-year-old man with SMV thrombosis associated with severe acute appendicitis.Anticoagulation therapy was maintained for 3 months.He was discharged without any complications.

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Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan Universitiy School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Superior mesenteric vein (SMV) thrombosis caused by acute appendicitis is a very rare entity nowadays. We report a successfully treated case of a 21-year-old man with SMV thrombosis associated with severe acute appendicitis. Intravenous heparin was administered, and it was later substituted with warfarin. Systemic antibiotic therapy was continued for 1 week, and it was substituted with oral antibiotics, which were administered for 3 weeks. On the 45th postoperative day, follow-up computed tomography scan demonstrated dissolution of SMV thrombosis. Anticoagulation therapy was maintained for 3 months. He was discharged without any complications. SMV thrombosis can be treated successfully with emergency appendectomy, broad-spectrum antibiotics, and anticoagulation therapy.

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Figure 2: Computed tomography image showing patent superior mesenteric vein without a thrombus.

Mentions: On the 45th postoperative day, follow-up CT scan demonstrated dissolution of SMV thrombosis (Fig. 2). Anticoagulation therapy was maintained for 3 months.


Superior mesenteric vein thrombosis accompanied with severe appendicitis.

Lee KW, Choi YI - Korean J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg (2014)

Computed tomography image showing patent superior mesenteric vein without a thrombus.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 2: Computed tomography image showing patent superior mesenteric vein without a thrombus.
Mentions: On the 45th postoperative day, follow-up CT scan demonstrated dissolution of SMV thrombosis (Fig. 2). Anticoagulation therapy was maintained for 3 months.

Bottom Line: We report a successfully treated case of a 21-year-old man with SMV thrombosis associated with severe acute appendicitis.Anticoagulation therapy was maintained for 3 months.He was discharged without any complications.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan Universitiy School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Superior mesenteric vein (SMV) thrombosis caused by acute appendicitis is a very rare entity nowadays. We report a successfully treated case of a 21-year-old man with SMV thrombosis associated with severe acute appendicitis. Intravenous heparin was administered, and it was later substituted with warfarin. Systemic antibiotic therapy was continued for 1 week, and it was substituted with oral antibiotics, which were administered for 3 weeks. On the 45th postoperative day, follow-up computed tomography scan demonstrated dissolution of SMV thrombosis. Anticoagulation therapy was maintained for 3 months. He was discharged without any complications. SMV thrombosis can be treated successfully with emergency appendectomy, broad-spectrum antibiotics, and anticoagulation therapy.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus