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what is the best way to diagnose chronic mesenteric ischemia? what are solutions for someone diagnosed?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Imaging: mesenteric imaging, Ultrasound, MRangio or standard angiography can make this diagnosis. Clinically patients with mesenteric ischemia are thin, avoid food as it causes pain, have bruit over abdomen. Once diagnosed, stents can be very helpful to treat. Open surgery is occasionally needed to increase blood supply to bowel. Avoiding bowel ischemia is essential. Ischemic bowel has HIGH mortality.

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