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I underwent Celiac artery aneurysm embolization by coil occlusion. It was successful but can I suffer complications later? I'm 44 and concerned

I underwent Celiac artery aneurysm embolization by coil occlusion. It was successful but can I suffer complications later?  I'm 44 and concerned

Isolated celiac: artery aneurysm is a rare condition. You should be happy that embolization was successful. I don't think you will suffer any remote complications from the procedure itself. Major concern would be development of any other aneurysms in other parts of your body, such as brain or any genetic defect. It seems unlikely that this celiac artery aneurysm was caused by atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more


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Can you tell me about celiac artery aneurysms and repairs?

Can you tell me about celiac artery aneurysms and repairs?

Depends: It depends on the size of aneurysm ... Some can be treated medically however if it if it is large in size or unstable then either stenting or surgical procedures needed. ...Read more

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What could you tell me about celiac artery aneurysms and repairs?

What could you tell me about celiac artery aneurysms and repairs?

They are uncommon.: The celiac axis (or artery) is one of the shortest named arteries. It branches very quickly into the hepatic and splenic arteries. Because it is so short, it is uncommon for it to develop an aneurysm. They can occur and when their size is appropriate, will require open surgical repair, with an interposition bypass to replace the aneurysmal artery. It is a big operation_ should be expertly done. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment approach to aneurysm of celiac artery (w/dissection), measuring 1.5 x 2.7 centimeters?

What is the best treatment approach to aneurysm of celiac artery (w/dissection), measuring 1.5 x 2.7 centimeters?

Surgery or others: This is really complex, options include open repair , bypass surgery with ligation or just simple ligation. Other less invasive options include endovascular stenting or coil embolization. You must consult with your vascular surgeon to discuss these option which depends on the location of the aneurysm, amount of collaterals , presence of other aneurysms and patient medical condition. ...Read more

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I was told I have 100% blockage in my celiac artery. Should I worry?

I was told I have 100% blockage in my celiac artery. Should I worry?

Not necessarily. : Chronic mesenteric ischemia is a condition where the "guts" do not have enough circulation in order to digest food properly. This causes pain after eating and can lead to weight loss. It can be a very serious condition that can require a procedure or surgery. However, the body is amazingly redundant. Most people have to experience complete or near complete blockage in two of the three main arteries to experience these symptoms. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for a abnormal celiac artery?

What kind of doctor should I see for a abnormal celiac artery?

It depends: The celiac artery is a large artery in the abdomen. If the abnormality is part of a disease of many arteries, such as polyarteritis nodosa (or other vasculitis), you need to see a rheumatologist. If the abnormailty is limited to that artery, see a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more