Acute abdominal vascular emergencies.
Med Clin North Am. 2008 May;92(3):627-47, ix
Authors: Shanley CJ, Weinberger JB
Abdominal vascular emergencies are relatively uncommon, frequently catastrophic, and highly lethal. Despite improved understanding of the pathophysiology and natural history of these disorders, delays in diagnosis and treatment remain the most important factors contributing to the observed high mortality. A high index of clinical suspicion together with a sound understanding of the clinical presentation, natural history, and management of these disorders are critical to improving outcomes. This article focuses on abdominal vascular emergencies presenting with acute visceral ischemia or catastrophic intra-abdominal hemorrhage.
PMID: 18387379 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]