Coeliac artery thrombosis: an uncommon cause of an acute abdomen

Med J Malaysia. 2011 Aug;66(3):273-5.


Coeliac artery thrombosis with ischaemia is a rare condition, which usually presents with severe peptic ulcer disease symptoms. It is usually associated with risk factors for thrombosis or embolism. The manifestation is rare because of large number of collaterals between the coeliac and superior mesentery artery. Early detection and intervention is required to prevent the progression of its complications that includes gastric ischaemic necrosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen, Acute / etiology*
  • Celiac Artery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Thrombosis / complications*
  • Thrombosis / diagnosis*
  • Thrombosis / therapy