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Arc of Riolan

Arc of Riolan This patient had severe proximal SMA stenosis.  An enlarged Arc of Riolan (red arrow) can be seen connecting the proximal IMA (not opacified in this image) with the proximal SMA (poorly opacified due to the stenosis). During the angiographic run, the AOR filled retrogradely from the IMA to the SMA to provide collateral flow, illustrating the haemodynamic significance of the SMA stenosis.

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  • Arc of Riolan - “The arc of Riolan (AOR) is also known as the meandering mesenteric artery or central anastomotic mesenteric artery.It is an inconstant artery that ...”

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