Video capsule endoscopy findings in subacute superior mesenteric vein thrombosis

Hippokratia 2011; 15 (3): 275-277

P. Katsinelos, G. Chatzimavroudis, Ch. Zavos, I. Pilpilidis, K. Fasoulas, B. Papaziogas, J. Kountouras


Background: Subacute superior mesenteric vein thrombosis is a rare ischemic intestinal disease which is often characterized by delayed diagnosis due to obscure clinical picture.
Case report: A 67-year-old woman who presented chronic abdominal pain with mild nausea due to superior mesenteric vein thrombosis was submitted to video capsule endoscopy. We describe, for the first time, the video capsule endoscopy findings in this patient.
Conclusion: We emphasize the role of this new technology in the diagnosis of suspected ischemic intestinal diseases.