Successful local fibrinolytic treatment and balloon angioplasty in superior mesenteric arterial embolism: A case report and literature review

George A Calin, Steliana Calin, Radu Ionescu, Marian Croitoru, Mircea Diculescu, Alexandru Oproiu

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Abstract

We present the case of a 72-year-old man with atrial fibrillation who developed an embolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery. He was successfully treated with local fibrinolysis using streptokinase associated with angioplasty. Such local treatments without the need of surgery are very rarely reported in the literature because of the great difficulty in selecting patients without intestinal necrosis, but represent an important option in the algorithm for the management of acute mesenteric ischemia. The patient was in good condition without recurrent embolism during the six months follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)732-734
Number of pages3
JournalHepato-gastroenterology
Volume50
Issue number51
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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Balloon Angioplasty
Embolism
Streptokinase
Superior Mesenteric Artery
Fibrinolysis
Angioplasty
Atrial Fibrillation
Necrosis
Therapeutics
Mesenteric Ischemia

Keywords

  • Embolism
  • Fibrinolysis
  • Superior mesenteric artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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Successful local fibrinolytic treatment and balloon angioplasty in superior mesenteric arterial embolism : A case report and literature review. / Calin, George A; Calin, Steliana; Ionescu, Radu; Croitoru, Marian; Diculescu, Mircea; Oproiu, Alexandru.

In: Hepato-gastroenterology, Vol. 50, No. 51, 01.01.2003, p. 732-734.

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Calin, George A ; Calin, Steliana ; Ionescu, Radu ; Croitoru, Marian ; Diculescu, Mircea ; Oproiu, Alexandru. / Successful local fibrinolytic treatment and balloon angioplasty in superior mesenteric arterial embolism : A case report and literature review. In: Hepato-gastroenterology. 2003 ; Vol. 50, No. 51. pp. 732-734.
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