Coeliac artery dissection

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa Mahmoud El Feky


Abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male

CTA Abdominal aorta

The celiac trunk showed mild hooking under the arcuate ligament with significantly fusiformly dilated segment 2 cm from its origin showing a small dissection flap with two rents a proximal one averaging 6.7 mm and distal one averaging 6.2 mm in diameters and the flap is ending at the level at the common hepatic artery origin.

Case Discussion

Coeliac artery dissection usually seen as a continuation of abdominal aortic dissection. Spontaneous dissection usually presents with abdominal pain. Contrast-enhanced CT is the technique of choice for diagnosing coeliac artery dissection. It can be accompanied with coeliac artery aneurysm.

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Case information

rID: 52194
Published: 31st Mar 2017
Last edited: 3rd Apr 2017
System: Vascular
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