Diseases of the Small Intestine

Therapeutics/Short Bowel Syndrome

A 57-year-old man with atrial fibrillation develops severe abdominal pain. He is diagnosed with an acute abdomen. He undergoes an emergent exploratory laparotomy, where an embolism is found in the superior mesenteric artery, and 200cm of gangrenous small bowel is resected, and an ileostomy is created.