J Cont Med A Dent. 2014 Jan-Apr; 2(1): 43-47.


Anaesthetic Management of Superior Mesenteric Artery Thrombosis

Basheer A Khan 1 ,Md Mohib Hussain 2, Aleemuddin NM 3

1Professor in Anaesthesiology, 2 Postgraduate in Anaesthesiology, 3Associate Professor in Pulmonology, Deccan college of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India


The diagnosis of Acute Mesenteric Ischemia (AMI) is difficult and easily overlooked, because it is an uncommon vascular emergency. The delay in the diagnosis can result in a grave outcome. Extravascular events like volvulus, strangulated hernia, intusussception, adhesive obstruction, when neglected can lead to intestinal gangrene; this will be limited to AMI as a primary event.

Key words: Gangrenous small bowel, Sepsis, Septic shock, Sepsis bundles, Superior mesentric artery thrombosis
Address for correspondence: Dr. Basheer Ahmed Khan, Professor of Anaesthesiology, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India, Email : basheerahmedkhan786@yahoo.com