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.
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