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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 142701, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/142701
Case Report

Acute Abdomen Resulting from Concurrent Thrombosis of Celiac Trunk and Superior Mesenteric Artery

Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, General Surgery Clinic, Fatih, 34098 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 1 August 2014; Accepted 14 September 2014; Published 23 September 2014

Academic Editor: Yoshihiro Moriwaki

Copyright © 2014 Savaş Bayrak et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Mesenteric ischemia is one of the most mortal diseases of the gastrointestinal system causing acute abdomen. In most of the patients, the etiological factor is the obstructive embolism or thrombosis of superior mesenteric artery. In the literature, there have been reports regarding also celiac trunk occlusion in rare situations. The gold standard treatment relies on early diagnosis. The originality of our report relies on the concurrent obstruction of both vascular structures.