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TCTAP C-082 . Presentation


Kuntal Bhattacharyya


Jayanta Saha1, Kuntal Bhattacharyya1


Kolkata Medical College & Hospital, India1,
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ENDOVASCULAR - Aorta Disease and Intervention

A Case of Mesenteric Ischemia Treated with Celiac Artery Stenting

Jayanta Saha1, Kuntal Bhattacharyya1

Kolkata Medical College & Hospital, India1,

Clinical Information

Patient initials or Identifier Number


Relevant Clinical History and Physical Exam

A 43-year-old diabetic, hypertensive, smoker and alcoholic male patient presented with post-prandial abdominal pain, weight loss and melena for two years.Physical examination revealed pallor, glossitis, stomatitis and body mass index of 16.2kg/m2.Gastrointestinal and cardiovascular system were normal

Relevant Test Results Prior to Catheterization

Investigations revealed hemoglobin 9 g/dl, serum albumin 2.9 g/dl, HbA1C 7.8%, LDL of140mg/dl.Vasculitis work-up was negative.ECG and echocardiogram showed left ventricular hypertrophy.Abdominal ultrasound, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and CT abdomen were normal.CT angiogram of abdomen showed narrowed coeliac trunk origin with completely occluded origins of superior and inferior mesenteric arteries with distal refilling of these vessels by collaterals from celiac trunk [Picture 1]

Relevant Catheterization Findings

Abdominal aortogram showed significantly stenosed coeliac trunk origin with non-visualization of superior and inferior mesenteric arteries with distal refilling of these vessels by collaterals from celiac trunk [Vide Celiac trunk angiogram]

Interventional Management

Procedural Step

As there was significant stenosis of celiac trunk origin, and there was collateral supply to superior and inferior mesenteric arterial territories, angioplasty of celiac trunk was planned to salvage the patient.Right femoral artery was used for vascular access.  7 F JR 3.5 guide catheter was used.  A Run-through NS Extra-floppy 0.014 inch PTCA wire was used to cross the lesion. [Procedural step 1] After serial balloon pre-dilation [2.5 by 10mm, then 3 by 12mm], a 6 by 18mm Express vascular stent [Boston Scientific] was placed in celiac ostium, with 1-2 struts hanging in the aorta. The stent was inflated at 10-atmosphere pressure. [Procedural step 2]Final outcome was minimal residual stenosis of celiac ostium with satisfactory distal flow, as well as increase in collateral flow. [Procedural step 3]Post-operative period was uneventful. Patient was discharged with dual anti-platelets, statins along with anti-hypertensive and anti-diabetic medications.At one month follow-up, there was no further abdominal pain, and the patient had started to gain weight.

Case Summary

Whenever feasible, endovascular treatment [EVT] for chronic mesenteric ischemia should be undertaken. [Class 1B indication] It has got less mortality compared to surgical management. Vessels mostly targeted for EVT are superior mesenteric artery followed by celiac trunk. Celiac trunk stenting is undertaken when superior mesenteric artery intervention is not feasible and is shown to be non-inferior.

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TCTAP 2021 Virtual Apr 12, 2021
Thanks for sharing your report. It’s very helpful for us.