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March 4, 1974

Recurrent Primary Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago.

JAMA. 1974;227(9):1033-1035. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230220023006

Wide operative resection and postoperative administration of anticoagulants may prevent recurrent disease and improve the survival rate, indicated by treatment of a patient with recurrent mesenteric venous thrombosis. The recurrence rate of this disease after primary surgical resection is estimated at 30%. The mortality after recurrent disease is 37%, and all deaths occurred in patients who were not given anticoagulant drugs after the recurrent episode.