n SA Journal of Radiology - The meandering inferior mesenteric artery : pictorial interlude




Extracted from text ... PICTORIAL INTERLUDE 41 SA JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY ? September 2006 A 54-year-old man presented with a longstanding history of peripheral artery disease and right leg pain for 2 weeks. An angiogram demonstrated no filling of the celiac axis or superior mesenteric artery implying stenosis/cut-off of these vessels. A meandering mesenteric artery was visible. The direction of flow in this vessel was shown by retrograde filling of the middle colic branch of the proximal superior mesenteric artery, which in turn provided collateral flow to the superior mesenteric artery, and then subsequently, collateral flow to the celiac artery through an enlarged ..


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