Clinical presentation and outcome of mesenteric vein thrombosis: A single-center experience

Hassan Al-Thani, Jamela El-Mabrok, Ayman El-Menyar, Marym Al-Sulaiti, Abdel Hakem Tabeb, Khairi Hajaji, Hesham Elgohary, Mohammad Asim, Rifat Latifi

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Mesenteric venous thrombosis (MVT) is an uncommon event. We retrospectively analyzed data for patients who were admitted with MVT between June 2005 and May 2012 in Qatar. The study included 35 patients with a mean age of 45±11 years. The risk of MVT was significantly high among males who smoked and females of Arab ethnicity. The main manifestations of MVT were abdominal distension and vomiting. The major etiological factors included deficiency in protein C and S, homocysteinemia, and prior abdominal surgery. Computed tomography (CT) findings were helpful in 80% of the patients. Bowel resection with primary anastomosis was performed in 25 (71%) patients. The overall mortality rate was 17%. High index of suspicion, detection of risk factors, CT imaging, and timely intervention are essential for better prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-256
Number of pages8
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2015


  • Management
  • Mesenteric venous thrombosis
  • Risk factors
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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