The term acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is applied to a wide spectrum of bowel injury within the distribution of the superior mesenteric vessels, ranging from reversible alterations in bowel function to transmural necrosis of the bowel wall. Intensivists not only are called upon to manage this catastrophic disease but also may be faced with AMI as a consequence of other illnesses that they treat.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||34|
|Journal||Critical Care Clinics|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine