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What exactly is "functional occlusion" of a mestenteric stent? it's almost blocked but still works?

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Dr. Thomas Heston answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Appears blocked: A functional occlusion has been defined as a artery that appears completely blocked, but shows some flow of the contrast past the blockage on imaging. So, anatomically it appears blocked, but it still has some function. Whether it "works" is debatable. Perfusion imaging or clinical symptoms can help determine how significant the occlusion is. See: http://t.ly/Lg2bX

Answered 4/12/2020

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