Careers  |   Log In  |   Register  |   Welcome Center  |   Follow Us  Facebook  Twitter Google Plus
The University of Chicago Medicine

Gastroenterology Clinical Case Series

49-Year-Old Woman with Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Abdominal Pain

Which of the following is the most common cause of acute mesenteric ischemia?

SMA thrombosis
SMA embolus
Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia
Mesenteric venous thrombosis
Focal segmental ischemia

Answer: SMA embolus

Program Contributors
David Rubin, MD
David Rubin, MD

Joseph B. Kirsner
Professor of Medicine,
Hepatology and Nutrition

Section Chief: Gastroenterology

Co-Director: Digestive Disease Center


Vijaya Rao, MD
Vijaya Rao, MD

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Chicago
School of Medicine


Christopher Chapman, MD
Christopher Chapman, MD

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Chicago
School of Medicine


Emmanuel Coronel, MD
Emmanuel Coronel, MD

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Chicago
School of Medicine


M. Anthony Sofia, MD
M. Anthony Sofia, MD

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Chicago
School of Medicine


Manish Sharma, MD
Manish Sharma, MD

Medical Oncologist

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Chicago
School of Medicine


Matt Stier, MD
Matt Stier, MD

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Chicago
School of Medicine