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Superior mesenteric artery thrombosis in a child with chronic abdominal pain

Shamekh, A., Goldsworthy, L.L., Pullattayil, S.A.K., Mubarak, W., Shabani, A. and Powell, C.V.E. 2021. Superior mesenteric artery thrombosis in a child with chronic abdominal pain. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports 64 , 101724. 10.1016/j.epsc.2020.101724

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We present a case of a 13 year old boy with global developmental delay, due to leukoencephalopathy, recent onset of epilepsy and faltering growth. There was a background of chronic abdominal pain, considered to be gastroesophageal reflux disease. He presented with an acute exacerbation of his abdominal pain, abdominal distention and shock. Ultimately a superior mesenteric artery thrombosis was diagnosed and treated. This report focusses on the clinical features of this case along with the diagnostic approach. It illustrates this serious and rare but treatable cause of chronic abdominal pain which can be suspected by careful history taking.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 2213-5766
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 April 2022
Date of Acceptance: 18 November 2020
Last Modified: 24 May 2023 00:39

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