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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Mesenteric Ischemia

emDOCs - August 23, 2022 - By Alex Koyfman
Reviewed by: Brit Long and Manpreet Singh
Welcome back to the EM Educator Series. These posts provide brief mini-cases followed by key questions to consider while working. The featured questions provide important learning points for those working with you, as well as vital items to consider in the evaluation and management of the specific condition discussed.
Considerations:
  • What are the four types of mesenteric ischemia?
  • What are the major risk factors for mesenteric ischemia?
  • How can this disease present, and how does it relate to the pathophysiology of each type?
  • What are pitfalls with laboratory evaluation?
  • What imaging is recommended, and what are pitfalls?
  • What is the ED management?
  • What specialists should be consulted?