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An intriguing autopsy case of gangrene intestine

Patnayak, Rashmi Patnayak and Prayaga, Aruna K. Prayaga and Reddy, Rajasekhar Reddy and S.V.N., S.V.N. Anuradha and E., E.Jayashankar (2006) An intriguing autopsy case of gangrene intestine. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Background Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is one of the most common causes of hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a known cause of hyperlipidemia. There is a strong correlation between coronary and mesenteric vessel atherosclerosis. Acute mesenteric ischemia is a cause of intestinal hemorrhagic infarction. Case history We present an autopsy case of 35-year-old male who presented with features of obstruction and edema with previously undetected hypothyroidism. Conclusion Hypothyroidism associated with atherosclerosis can lead to fatal intestinal gangrene as corroborated by this autopsy case. Key words –Hypothyroidism, intestinal gangrene, autopsy, atherosclerosis

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Subjects:JOURNALS > Calicut Medical Journal
ID Code:5010
Deposited By:Patnayak -, DR Rashmi
Deposited On:23 Jul 2006
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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