Skip to Content
Medical Term:

mesenteric artery occlusion


Definition: obstruction of arterial flow in the mesenteric circulation by an embolus or thrombus; usually refers to occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery, although atherosclerotic narrowing may involve all three major splanchnic branches (celiac, superior, and inferior mesenteric).

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.