Mesenteric vascular occlusion is a lethal
condition resulting from critically reduced perfusion to
the GIT. It accounts for 1-2% of admissions for
abdominal pain. Though rare, this disease has been
found to be quite fatal with the average mortality rate of
this disease being around 70%. This study was hence
done to find out the incidence of this disease among
people who have been admitted with complaints of
To study the incidence of mesenteric vascular
occlusion in patients presenting to the hospital.
To study the case files of patients admitted with
abdominal pain and check the incidence of mesenteric
vascular occlusion among them.
Research was conducted in a private medical
college in South India for over a period of 5 months,
from March 2020 to August 2020. The sampling frame
comprised of patients who have been admitted to the
Department of General Surgery with complaints of
abdominal pain. The sample size taken was 500. Details
of the patients such as name, age, gender and their chief
complaints were obtained through analysis of case sheets
and in-patient case files. Ethical clearance was obtained
from the Institutional Ethics Committee of Saveetha
Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India. The
collected data was entered in Microsoft Ex- cel 2013 and
statistical analysis was carried out.
The cause of abdominal pain due to the incidence of
mesenteric vascular occlu- sion was found to be
prevalent among 16 of the total number of patient files
The incidence of mesenteric vascular occlusion in
our hospital was found to be 3.2% of the total patients
admitted due to abdominal pain between the above
Keywords : Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion, Reduced Perfusion, Abdominal Pain, Fatal.