Aberrations in gastrointestinal blood flow are associated with several gastrointestinal disorders. In peptic ulcer, intestinal obstruction, and ulcerative colitis, the circulatory abnormalities apparently occur as events secondary to the disease processes. In mesenteric vascular diseases, the circulatory disorders are primary. Unfortunately, most of the available information has been gathered from other than clinical investigations. The paucity of data from patients is due to the difficulties of measuring gastrointestinal blood flow in man. A clearer picture of the precise role of vascular factors in gastroenterological diseases must await development of new technics.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.