Acute mesenteric ischemia

Crit Care Clin. 1995 Apr;11(2):479-512.


The term acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is applied to a wide spectrum of bowel injury within the distribution of the superior mesenteric vessels, ranging from reversible alterations in bowel function to transmural necrosis of the bowel wall. Intensivists not only are called upon to manage this catastrophic disease but also may be faced with AMI as a consequence of other illnesses that they treat.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Embolism / complications
  • Embolism / therapy
  • Humans
  • Ischemia* / diagnosis
  • Ischemia* / etiology
  • Ischemia* / physiopathology
  • Ischemia* / therapy
  • Mesenteric Artery, Superior
  • Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion / complications
  • Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion / therapy
  • Mesenteric Veins
  • Mesentery / blood supply*
  • Thrombosis / complications
  • Thrombosis / therapy