Mesentric vein thrombosis-bowel gangrene: a case series


  • Sampath Kumar Institute of General Surgery, RGGGH and MMC, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Vijayalakshmi V. Institute of General Surgery, RGGGH and MMC, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Nivetha Jayasankar Institute of General Surgery, RGGGH and MMC, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Kannan Ross Institute of General Surgery, RGGGH and MMC, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India



Mesenteric vein thrombosis, Abdominal pain, Bowel, Gangrene, Infarction, Peritonitis, Anticoagulants, Case series


Mesenteric vein thrombosis is a condition often misdiagnosed due to its vague and misleading clinical presentation which can cause intestinal angina, infarct, peritonitis. In patients with no peritonitis or evidence of gangrene, they can be managed conservatively with anti-coagulants. In this case series we discuss about various methods of presentation of patients with mesenteric vein thrombosis admitted in Rajiv Gandhi government general hospital during a time frame of June 2020 to April 2022 under institute of general surgery and management followed for different patients.


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