Mild-to-severe Chest Pain Caused By Ischemia Of The Myocardium Is Called What?

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Alternative Names

Intestinal necrosis; Ischemic bowel; Dead bowel; Dead gut


Treatment

Treatment usually requires surgery. The section of intestine that has died is removed, and the healthy remaining ends of bowel reconnected.

In some cases, a colostomy or ileostomy is necessary. A blockage of arteries supplying the intestine is corrected if possible.


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Expectations (prognosis)

Intestinal ischemia is a serious condition that can result in death if not treated promptly. The outlook depends...

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