Hollow organ abdominal ischemia, part II: Clinical features, etiology, imaging findings and management

Zina J. Ricci, Fernanda A. Mazzariol, Bindu Kaul, Sarah K. Oh, Victoria Chernyak, Milana Flusberg, Marjorie W. Stein, Alla Rozenblit

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Acute hollow organ ischemia commonly presents with acute pain prompting radiologic evaluation and almost always requires urgent treatment. Despite different risk factors and anatomic differences, ischemia is commonly due to low flow states but can also be due to arterial and venous occlusion. Radiologic diagnosis is critical as many present with nonspecific symptoms. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) is the modality of choice. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is preferred in suspected appendicitis in pregnant patients and is superior in biliary necrosis. This article provides a pictorial review of the CT/MRI features of hollow abdominal organ ischemia while highlighting key clinical features, pathogenesis, and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)751-764
Number of pages14
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016



  • CT scan
  • Hollow organ abdominal ischemia
  • MRCP
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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