DESPITE the rarity of its occurrence, mesenteric vascular occlusion with resultant infarction has stimulated interest among surgeons for many years. Elliot,1 in 1895, recorded the first case of mesenteric vascular occlusion for which the intestine was resected successfully. Since this report there have been about 212 successful resections recorded.2 Klein (1921),3 Ficarra (1944), McClenahan and Fisher (1948), and Strohl and Lasner (1950) collected and reported successful resections; however, it would appear from our investigations that their reports are incomplete. Perusal of the literature suggests that occasional cases have been recorded more than once. Although we have listed these duplications in our bibliography, they were not tabulated twice to arrive at our total number of successful resections. We did refer to the successful intestinal resections performed for rupture of mesenteric vessels—so-called abdominal apoplexy (Nana and Mircioiu, 1941; Ross, 1950). Occlusions of the mesenteric vessels secondary to adhesive bands
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