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Extensive bowel ischemia with heavy alcohol consumption: Report of a case

Title
Extensive bowel ischemia with heavy alcohol consumption: Report of a case
Authors
Lee J.H.Noh G.T.Lee R.-A.
Ewha Authors
이령아
SCOPUS Author ID
이령아scopus
Issue Date
2012
Journal Title
Journal of the Korean Society of Coloproctology
ISSN
2093-7822JCR Link
Citation
vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 61 - 65
Indexed
SCOPUS scopus
Abstract
Alcohol is well-recognized systemic toxin that causes numerous adverse effects, including psychosocial problems, fatal myocardial infarction, stroke and atherosclerosis. The intra-abdominal complications caused by acute alcohol consumption have not been defined. We report an 80-year-old man with sub-acute small bowel and colonic ischemia after heavy alcohol intake in one sitting. We performed a resection of gangrenous bowel segments. Microscopically, there were diffuse infarction, with vasoconstriction of the mesenteric vessels in the ileum and colon without any thrombotic occlusion of the intestinal vessels. The clinicians should always be assured by confirmation of a history of recent substance abuse in patients with unexplained abdominal pain, and mesenteric ischemia should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute or chronic abdominal pain in consumers of alcohol. © 2012 The Korean Society of Coloproctology.
DOI
10.3393/jksc.2012.28.1.61
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