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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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Artery (Definition)

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


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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

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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 ?

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

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I would like answers about celiac artery bypass surgery?

I would like answers about celiac artery bypass surgery?

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

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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?

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

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Can stenosis return after celiac artery compression surgery? Pain nausea steatorrea back. Sma plaque also. Could ischemia be from SMA alone?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

Risk of intestinal: injury. Celiac artery provides blood to the stomach and intestine. Stenosis means narrowing of the blood vessel. Please follow your doctor's advice for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Celiac Disease (Definition)

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