Idiopathic mesenteric phlebosclerosis (IMP) with sepsis and death: a case study

Authors

  • Xue Lei Zhou Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Xue Mei Wan Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Jing Chen Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Zi Yan Xie Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46949/acm.2021.2.2

Keywords:

Idiopathic mesenteric phlebosclerosis, Ischemic bowel disease, Mesenteric vein, Venous sclerosis, Herbal medicine

Abstract

Idiopathic mesenteric phlebosclerosis (IMP) is a rare clinical manifestation of ischemic enteropathy. There are no specific manifestations in the early stages. Digestive symptoms only present in the advanced stage. Diagnosis relies on extensive calcification of the mesenteric venule and extensive intestinal wall thickening via computed tomography (CT) scanning. A 50 years old Chinese woman who had taken herbal medicine for three years was diagnosed with IMP. All treatment after admission was in vain and she died 30 days thereafter. Therefore, when a patient with long-term oral intake of herbal medicine, which contains geniposde, presents with unknown ischemia, abdominal pain, mucinous stools, bloody stools, attention should be paid to screen IMP. 

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Published

2021-10-25

How to Cite

Zhou, Xue Lei, Xue Mei Wan, Jing Chen, and Zi Yan Xie. 2021. “Idiopathic Mesenteric Phlebosclerosis (IMP) With Sepsis and Death: A Case Study”. Annals of Chinese Medicine 2021 (2):5. https://doi.org/10.46949/acm.2021.2.2.

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