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An unusual case of mesenteric ischaemia
  1. L R O Ayres1,2,
  2. M Scott3,
  3. N Shepherd4,
  4. J Brown1
  1. 1Department of Gastroenterology, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucester, UK
  2. 2Department of Gastroenterology, Fremantle Hospital, Western Australia, Australia
  3. 3Department of Surgery, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucester, UK
  4. 4Department of Pathology, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucester, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Lachlan Richard Owen Ayres, Department of Gastroenterology, Fremantle Hospital, Alma Street Fremantle, Western Australia, WA 6160; lachlanayres{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

We describe an unusual cause of diarrhoea and segmental colitis in a previous well adult man. Mesenteric inflammatory veno-occlusive disease is a rare cause of gastrointestinal tract ischaemia of unknown aetiology. We review the literature of this condition and other mesenteric venous pathologies.

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