2 doctors weighed in:

Can chronic mesenteric ischemia cause pancreatic insuffiency?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Wu
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: No.

Chronic mesenteric ischemia (cmi) occurs because of poor blood flow to the intestines, classically needing 2 out of 3 blood vessels to the gut with a significant narrowing.
The usual symptoms of cmi are abdominal pain after meals, unintended weight loss, and a "fear of eating." the pancreas has such a rich blood supply that poor blood flow to it is not usually a problem.

In brief: No.

Chronic mesenteric ischemia (cmi) occurs because of poor blood flow to the intestines, classically needing 2 out of 3 blood vessels to the gut with a significant narrowing.
The usual symptoms of cmi are abdominal pain after meals, unintended weight loss, and a "fear of eating." the pancreas has such a rich blood supply that poor blood flow to it is not usually a problem.
Dr. Timothy Wu
Dr. Timothy Wu
Thank
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: It depends.

This usually causes infarction of the bowel more than anything else, but if a artery supplying the pancreas is involved, it might cause insufficiency indirectly, along with probable pancreatitis.

In brief: It depends.

This usually causes infarction of the bowel more than anything else, but if a artery supplying the pancreas is involved, it might cause insufficiency indirectly, along with probable pancreatitis.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Buck Parker
Board Certified, Surgery
15 years in practice
469K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available