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2021 Nov 01

Pediatr Emerg Care



Superior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis in a Pediatric Patient: Case Report and Review of the Literature.



Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at increased risk of thromboembolism. There are various sites for thromboembolism including the cerebral, limbs, abdominal vessels, retina, and lungs. Here, we report a case of a 17-year-old patient with a history of Crohn disease presenting with abdominal pain. Upon further evaluation, the patient was found to have mesenteric vein thrombosis, which was discovered on computed tomographic scan. Potential causes, contributing factors, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed here.