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Reminder of important clinical lesson
A case report: an unsuspected case of acute mesenteric ischaemia

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Acute mesenteric ischaemia is a severe surgical condition with significant mortality, and it requires prompt recognition and surgical intervention. This report describes a case of a middle-aged gentleman with no previous risk factors who presented with an acute abdomen secondary to mesenteric ischaemia and made a full recovery. This case illustrates that mesenteric ischaemia can occur without the presence of any obvious risk factors and if treated early can result in successful outcomes.

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