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Journal of Case Reports
Acute Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis Induced by Smoking
Yigit Mehmet Ozgun1, Hale Demir2, Gonca Ozgun3, Necdet Deniz Tihan4, Orhan Bat1
From the Department of General Surgery, Istanbul Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Teaching and Research Hospital1; Department of Pathology, Istanbul University Medical Faculty2; Department of Pathology, Istanbul Medipol University Medical Faculty3; Department of General Surgery, Bursa Sevket Yilmaz Teaching and Research Hospital4, Turkey.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Yigit Mehmet Ozgun
Email: dryigitozgun@gmail.com
Received: 17-JAN-2014 Accepted: 19-AUG-2014 Published Online: 10-SEP-2014
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2014.0086
Mesenteric venous thrombosis is the least common cause of acute mesenteric ischemia which is generally difficult to diagnose and can be fatal. Mesenteric venous thrombosis has a variety of causes. Large-scale follow-up studies have suggested an association between smoking and the venous thrombosis. In this case report we present a young male who presented to emergency department with acute peritonitis after cigarette over-consumption. He had significant leukocytosis and thrombocytopenia. An emergency laparotomy was performed. Ischemic segment of the ileum with thrombotic mesenteric veins was resected and the patient was discharged uneventfully on the 7th postoperative day. 
Keywords : Smoking, Peritonitis, Thrombosis, Mesenteric Ischemia, Vascular Diseases, Venous Thrombosis.
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