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Volume 2022, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

Introduction: Since the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in December 2019, various thrombotic complications have been frequently reported in patients with infection. Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is a rare but life-threatening complication in this disease, which requires early recognition and prompt treatment.

Case presentation: We report two cases of COVID-19-related AMI. Both patients underwent emergency laparotomy for small bowel ischemia. The first patient received prompt intervention and was discharged 5 days after surgery. The second patient presented late to the hospital and succumbed 72 h after surgery.

Conclusion: These two cases highlight the importance of high suspicion, early recognition, and prompt treatment in patients with abdominal symptoms related to COVID-19.

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