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is blockage of inferior mesenteric artery life threatening?

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Dr. Edward Hoffer
Cardiology 52 years experience
Possibly: The inferior mesenteric artery brings blood to the lower bowel. If it is partially blocked, this can cause abdominal pain. If it blocks completely, you might suffer death of bowel, which causes severe pain and is potentailly life-threatening.

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A 19-year-old male asked:

I was just diagnosed with msa syndrome superior mesenteric artery syndrome and was wondering what kind of procedures i will be facing?

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Dr. Trent Proffitt
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Depends: A difficult DX to make and if you have this, usually will make a connection b/n the stomach and small intestine so it can bypass this area.

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