Median arcuate ligament syndrome with multivessel involvement: Diagnosis with spiral CT angiography

K. K. Kopecky, S. B. Stine, M. C. Dalsing, K. Gottlieb

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Abstract

Intestinal angina may be caused by compression of the celiac artery by the median arcuate ligament of the diaphragm. Aortography can suggest the diagnosis, but the diaphragm cannot be visualized by this examination. We report a symptomatic woman in whom spiral computed tomography-guided angiography demonstrated stenosis of the celiac artery, superior mesenteric artery, and both renal arteries due to diaphragmatic compression. Surgery was beneficial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-320
Number of pages3
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

Keywords

  • Celiac artery compression syndrome
  • Intestinal angina
  • Median arcuate ligament syndrome
  • Mesenteric ischemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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