Superior Mesenteric Artery Thrombosis as a Complication of COVID-19 Pneumonia: A Case Report
Keywords:COVID-19, ssuperior mesenteric artery, arterial thrombosis, acute mesenteric ischemia
Although coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was initially considered to be a respiratory disease, over time it started to be acknowledged as a multisystemic disease. One of the reasons for this multiorgan involvement is an increased risk of thrombosis. We aimed to present the development of superior mesenteric artery (SMA) thrombosis in a 79-year-old patient with COVID-19. Due to the increase in abdominal pain during the follow-up direct radiography and ultrasonography were repeated, and abdominal computed tomography (CT) was also undertaken. In the CT examination, SMA was observed to be occluded starting from the middle portion. SMA thrombosis is important because it can be fatal and its symptoms can be confused with those of COVID-19. The possibility of this condition should be considered in the presence of abdominal pain, especially in COVID-19 patients with risk factors in order not to delay diagnosis and treatment.