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Celiac Artery Aneurysm
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
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
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
Experiencing back pain (upper mid and lower) 2 weeks after celiac artery aneurysm open surgery. Is this normal?
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
Abd CT showed severe stenosis with post dilation of celiac artery likely due to compression of arcuate ligament. Can that cause an aneurysm?
Abd CT showed severe stenosis of celiac artery with post stenotic dilation. Does that mean an aneurysm? Was referred to vascular surgeon.
I was just diagnosed w/a 3.6 cm dilated ascending aorta in the hospital at 33. I have celiac artery stenosis, thoracic hemicord impingement & genetic celiac disease & hyperinsulinemia. I've been through 2 bariatric surgeries. Any of these connected?
12 yr niece was finally diagnosed w celiac artery compression. Docs don't seem to know much about. Is it autoimmune related? Where in US specialize?
Https://www. Bcm. Edu/healthcare/care-centers/vascular-surgery/conditions/celiac-compression
Good luck to your niece! ...Read more
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
Can a person put off surgery and not worry much about it if he/she were diagnosed with Celiac Artery Stenosis/90% Occlusion w/ little/no symptoms?
Why: Unfortunately, I can't see the point. You are looking at the main source of blood flow to digestive/absorptive organs. There is likely unusual outside blood flow or there would have more symptoms. If the flow does get blocked & the organs die from lack of adequate blood flow, the patient is likely to die a horrible death. You need your intestines like you need a heart. ...Read more
Ok: Ask the questions you want answers to and possibly a vascular surgeon or even us Family docs may be able to help. Thank you. ...Read more
Since I'm allergic to so many medications, looking for safe natural way to open celiac artery. Calcium deposits. Condition found in cat scan when l1F?
Celiac artery Ca2+: Before you try anything you should talk with your doc about what really needs to be done. If your artery needed opening I am sure they would have recommended something specific. If this is part of a more generalized process you may need a medication for that. Multiple "allergies" can be a problem. ...Read more
Can stenosis return after celiac artery compression surgery? Pain nausea steatorrea back. Sma plaque also. Could ischemia be from SMA alone?
Complicated Question: Celiac artery compression syndrome (cacs) is the condition usually associated with the surgery you've described. Stenosis does not generally return after surgery for cacs. Chronic mesenteric ischemia can be from SMA stenosis in isolation, however, this would not include steatorrhea. With back pain, nausea, and steatorrhea I would consider pancreatitis or some other issue with the pancreas. ...Read more
I had celiac artery compression syndrome surgery after the surgery a few weeks later had CT done still showed high grade stenosis of 80 percent?
Specific Study?: Was the study done in inspiration and expiration? Are your symptoms better? Poor blood flow to the GI system is incredibly painful and difficult to live with. If you feel better after surgery, it may just be some inflammation and/or an imaging artifact. If the pain persists, you need further testing with a dye study to look at the artery. Consult an interventional radiologist and your surgeon. ...Read more
My CTA shows that I have 50% celiac artery stenosis, what can cause this? History of open surgical AAA repair & endo repair of juxtarenal AAA
Artery Disease, aka: atherosclerosis, which by autopsy data going back ~8 decades in US, is present in 50% of population by age 7, yet within walls of arteries, arteries enlarge & openings remain same; thus no symptoms for decades until plaque ruptures induce clots which suddenly narrow opening or the enlargement becomes excessive resulting in aneurysms. Optimize NMR lipoprofile, HbA1c 5.0% & BP; study my answers. ...Read more
Had another ct scan for comparing adenoma size, it did enlarge. Also came back this, high-grade stenosis proximal celiac artery, what does that mean?
Will a CT abd w/contrast (liver and pancreas protocol) show celiac artery? Last CT enterography showed compressed celiac. This one made no mention of it
Celiac artery bypass with saphenous vein, just had this done at age 37. Take 325 aspirin a day. How long will this stay open and can I get pregnant?
Abd pain, nauseax4 months. CT showed severe narrowing &hook-shaped appearance & post-stenotic dilatation of celiac artery likely d/t ligament. Next step?
Talk to the surgeon: NMS but it appears that you may have an ischemic problem causing the pain. I presume that you will need surgical correction but your surgeon will be the best person to advise you on the next step. As with all surgeries, I favor getting a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
I had celiac artery comp. Surgery in sept. Postpradial pain has returned. Vas doc said based on post op CT ultrasound would be a waste of time. True?
Most likely.: If you had a ct ateriogram then that is certainly diagnostic. Ultrasound of the blood supply to the gut is sometimes very difficult since bowel gas can "block" the sound waves. There are many factors that make ultrasound difficult and ct, particularly ct angiography in your case would be the "gold standard". ...Read more
CT showed hook shaped celiac artery w/stenosis but patent likely due to ligament. Abd pain & nausea after meals. Cause of symptoms? GI tests normal.
Could be: It could be related but this needs to be discussed with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Abd pain x 4 months, nausea, Abd CT showed severe stenosis of celiac artery possibly by ligament. Referred to vasc surgeon who ordered aorta scan. Why?
Part of workup: To check on other big vessels in your body, wish you all the best in the treatment process ...Read more
Hook shaped celiac artery w/stenosis but patent d/t ligament. Yrs of abd pain&nausea after meals. No weight loss. GI tests normal. Surgery or live with it
Causes of colitis: Inflammation (infection, ischemic, ibd) of large intestine = colitis. Specifically, ischemic colitis occurs when there is decreased blood flow to the gut, due either to vasospasm (seldom recurrent) or stenosis/occlusion (frequently recurrent). Don't ignore the possibility of recurrence here--since transmural ischemia or mesenteric ischemia can be serious & often starts with "intestinal angina. ...Read more
CT showed hook shaped celiac artery w/stenosis but patent. Aorta US showed mild decrease in blood flow but patent. Abd pain & nausea after meals.
Causes of colitis: Inflammation (infection, ischemic, ibd) of large intestine = colitis. Specifically, ischemic colitis occurs when there is decreased blood flow to the gut, due either to vasospasm (seldom recurrent) or stenosis/occlusion (frequently recurrent). Don't ignore the possibility of recurrence here--since transmural ischemia or mesenteric ischemia can be serious & often starts with "intestinal angina." ...Read more