CARLTON A. MACDONALD, M.D.; PETER R. HOLT, M.D.
Simultaneous infarction of the small intestine and liver due to arterial insufficiency is a rare occurrence. Two cases of thrombosis of the celiac artery which supplied both the superior mesenteric artery and a single hepatic artery are presented. In both instances fatal ischemic necrosis of the intestine and liver occurred, and the condition was not suspected before death.
A recent exhaustive review of superior mesenteric artery occlusion (1) omits mention of concurrent thrombosis of the arteries supplying the intestine and liver. The cases described in this report illustrate certain features of this condition.
A 56-year-old white
MACDONALD CA, HOLT PR. Celiac Artery Thrombosis Resulting in Infarction of the Liver and the Small Intestine. Ann Intern Med. ;64:1057–1062. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1057
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1057-1062.
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