Primary stenting of the superior mesenteric artery for treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia - A case report

Andrew R. Forauer, Gordon K. McLean

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Abstract

Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) has been well described in the treatment of mesenteric artery stenoses but has met with limited success in ostial lesions. The authors describe a case of a 79-year-old woman diagnosed with chronic mesenteric ischemia associated with a 22-pound weight loss and postprandial pain. The celiac axis and inferior mesenteric artery were occluded. A high-grade, calcified stenosis was present in the proximal superior mesenteric artery. This was treated with primary stent placement using a Palmaz stent deployed from an axillary approach. A brief discussion of mesenteric ischemic and visceral artery PTA is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalAngiology
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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