Colonic Ischemia

Paul Feuerstadt, Lawrence J. Brandt

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Colonic Ischemia (CI) results when blood flow to the colon is reduced or stopped and is the most common form of intestinal ischemic injury. Patients most commonly present with abdominal pain in the area of colon affected and with rectal bleeding and diarrhea. Triaging patients into mild, moderate and severe disease can guide therapy. Cardiovascular status should be optimized in all patients, and antimicrobials given to those with moderate or severe disease; those with severe disease should be cared for in a monitored unit and surgical consultation obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Gastroenterology, Second Edition
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780128124604
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Acute mesenteric ischemia
  • Colon
  • Inferior mesenteric artery
  • Ischemia
  • Isolated-right Colon ischemia
  • Superior mesenteric artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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