Atherosclerosis is a common cause of chronic mesenteric ischemia, generally affecting 2 or more arterial branches supplying the gut. The authors present a case in which symptomatic mesenteric ischemia was the result of 2 tandem atherosclerotic lesions in the superior mesenteric artery. Both the celiac axis and inferior mesenteric arteries were fully patent. The patient experienced complete relief of symptoms after percutaneous deployment of an intravascular stent across the proximal arterial narrowing. The case also documents the existence of an atheroma in a distal mesenteric artery.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine