oa South African Medical Journal - Mesenteric venous thrombosis : causation of associated haematemesis

Volume 27, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A case of thrombosis of the inferior mesenteric vein followed by infarction of the colon descendens is descriptionbed. The patient recovered after resection of the infarcted bowel. An alternative explanation is submitted for the haematemesis which sometimes occurs.

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