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Risk factors effecting mortality in acute mesenteric ischemia and mortality rates: a single center experience

Ibrahim Aliosmanoglu, Mesut Gul, Murat Kapan, Zulfu Arikanoglu, Fatih Taskesen, Omer Basol, Mustafa Aldemir
International Surgery 2013, 98 (1): 76-81
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The objective of this study is to discuss the effective factors on morbidity and mortality in patients who were operated on for acute mesenteric ischemia. Between 2006 and 2011, 95 patients, who underwent emergent surgery for acute mesenteric ischemia, were analyzed retrospectively. The study group consisted of 56 men (58.9%) and 39 women (41.1%), with an average age of 68.4 ± 14.4 years. Elapsed time between the onset of the symptoms and the surgical operation was less than 24 hours in 47 (49.5%) cases, and more than 24 hours in 48 cases (50.5%) (P < 0.001). Although all of the patients had intestinal necroses, colon involvement was seen in 38 patients, and mortality was higher in this group of patients (P < 0.001). Mortality rate was 42.1%. This was higher in older patients, those with increased leukocyte levels, increased elapsed time to laparotomy, and when the colon was involved.

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