Anatomic and radiologic review of chronic mesenteric ischemia and its treatment

Adam Jaster, Sadia Choudhery, Richard Ahn, Patrick Sutphin, Sanjeeva Kalva, Matthew Anderson, Anil K. Pillai

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Abstract

Chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) is a vascular occlusive disease process that generally affects the elderly population. Clinical presentation occurs when two of the three mesenteric arteries are affected and includes non-specific abdominal pain and weight loss. The most common cause of CMI is atherosclerotic arterial occlusion. The aim of this review is to present the vascular anatomy of the mesenteric arterial circulation including the different collateral pathways. The imaging findings and the different treatment options with a brief review of the literature is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)961-969
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

Keywords

  • Chronic mesenteric ischemia
  • Mesenteric vascular anatomy
  • Mesenteric vascular imaging
  • Percutaneous endovascular treatment
  • Surgical mesenteric revascularization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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