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Treatment for mild ischemic colitis often involves:
Severe ischemic colitis that leads to gangrene is treated with:
Most cases of ischemic colitis are mild and will improve on their own. They do not need surgical treatment.
The death rate is high when gangrene occurs because there is not enough blood supply.
Call your health care provider if you develop symptoms of ischemic colitis.
Hauser SC. Vascular diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 146.
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