A New Provocative Test for Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia

Scott J. Boley, Lawrence J. Brandt, Frank J. Veith, Daniel Kosches, Clifford Sales

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A new provocative test for chronic mesenteric ischemia is described, based upon the demonstration of a fall in the intramural pH of the small bowel after introduction of a test meal into the stomach. Intramural pH (pH1) is determined indirectly by tonometry, utilizing a tonometer passed per os. Postoperative assessment of revascularization procedures is also possible by the same technique. Application of the test in an 84‐yr‐old woman showed good correlation between a preoperative fall in jejunal intramural pH and abdominal pain, and the absence of a fall postoperatively after successful revascularization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)888-891
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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