Normal superior mesenteric artery and its branches- CT angiography

Case contributed by Dr Mohamed Saber

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Abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

Normal superior mesenteric artery and its branches on CT

Annotated images clarifying normal superior mesenteric artery and its branches on CT

Case Discussion

Superior mesenteric artery branches:

Left-sided

Right-sided

Assessment of the visceral arteries should be a part of the routine assessment of CT abdominal study to avoid catastrophic miss of vascular stenosis or occlusion. Aneurysms are occasionally originating from the small branches. Maximum intensity projection is so helpful in this issue.

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Case information

rID: 84559
Published: 30th Nov 2020
Last edited: 2nd Dec 2020
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded
Institution: Faculty of medicine Al-Azhar University

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