Mesenteric venous thrombosis has been described to occur in cases where there has been no apparent cause. The diagnosis is usually delayed because the signs and symptoms are non-specific. A case of primary mesenteric venous thrombosis is reported below. Its presentation and pathology are discussed. Treatment is surgery with resection of gangrenous bowel and primary anastomosis. Post-operative anticoagulation is advocated.
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