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Visceral arterial occlusions

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Incidental finding in a patient with peripheral arterial occlusive disease who underwent a bolus-chase MR angiography.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female

Non-visualization of the celiac trunk and the superior mesenteric artery immediately distal to their respective origins. Ectatic and elongated inferior mesenteric artery. Low-grade stenosis of the left common iliac artery. The patient also had occlusions of both superficial femoral and anterior tibial ateries (not shown).

Case Discussion

The viscera are most probably supplied by the inferior mesenteric artery via the arc of Riolan, which could not be depicted in full due to peristalsis artifacts. Abdominal angina was not present in this case.

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Case information

rID: 18606
Published: 15th Jul 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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