Chronic mesenteric venous thrombosis: difficult diagnosis and therapy
Vicente E. Font, MD
Robert E. Hermann, MD
David L. Longworth, MDAddress reprint requests to D.L.L., Department of Infectious Disease, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, One Clinic Center, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195.
Chronic mesenteric venous thrombosis is an uncommon problem that can occur spontaneously or secondary to trauma, contiguous inflammation, or hypercoagulable states. Diagnosis is often difficult, and therapy is controversial. Surgery and/or anticoagulation may be needed. The authors describe the clinical presentation and management of a patient with this unusual condition.