Acute mesenteric vein thrombosis in a pregnant patient at 10 weeks gestation: A case report

Ying Ying Chen, Sheng Mao Wu, Russell Oliver Kosik, Yi Chien Hsieh, Tzu I. Wu, Wing P. Chan

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Abstract

Acute abdominal pain during pregnancy is challenging, both from a diagnostic and management perspective. A non-localized, persistent pain out of proportion to physical examination is a sign that advanced imaging may be necessary. Mesenteric venous thrombosis in a pregnant patient is extremely rare, but if diagnosis is delayed, can be potentially fatal to both the mother and the fetus. We present here a pregnant patient in the tenth week of gestation with classic clinical manifestations of mesenteric vein thrombosis and the corresponding findings on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT).

Original languageEnglish
Article number1348
JournalDiagnostics
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Acute abdomen
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Ischemic bowel disease
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Mesenteric vein thrombosis
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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