Superior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis as a Complication of Acute Appendicitis: A Rare Entity

Superior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis as a Complication of Acute Appendicitis: A Rare Entity

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Gustavo Dragustinovis-Hinojosa
Jorge Aurelio Gutiérrez-González
Dario Eduardo Medina-Muñoz


The complications of acute appendicitis have been widely described in the literature; Mesenteric venous thrombosis is a rare manifestation of this pathology corresponding to less than 1% frequency, this can confuse the general surgeon as it coexists with acute appendicitis. We present the case of a 58-year-old male patient, with abdominal pain of 5 days of evolution, with symptoms that are not very specific for the specific diagnosis of appendicitis. Computed tomography of the abdomen was performed with findings of acute appendicitis and mesenteric venous thrombosis with a clot of 11.5 cm. An open appendectomy was performed and anticoagulation was started on hospital discharge


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