Objectives: to compare the clinical course and outcome of mesenteric vein thrombosis due to known causes and mesenteric vein thrombosis of unknown aetiology. Design: a retrospective study. Setting: two major general hospitals in Kuwait. Subjects: 12 patients who had mesenteric vein thrombosis due to known causes and seven patients who had mesenteric vein thrombosis of unknown aetiology were treated over eight years. Chief outcome measures: severity of clinical findings and outcome. Results: There was no statistical difference between the two groups in the clinical presentation or in outcome. Conclusion: 36% of mesenteric vein thrombosis occurred without an obvious cause although the disease appeared to be the same. More work on the aetiology of this condition is required.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1995|
- Mesenteric vein thrombosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine