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Dr. Edward Druy
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Mesenteric Arteriography (Overview)

Mesenteric arteriography is an xray of the circulation to the of the intestines. It is used for people with abdominal pain where reduced blood supply to the intestines is suspected as the cause. The procedure is done thru a catheter usually inserted through an artery in the groin.


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What is the definition or description of: mesenteric arteriography?

What is the definition or description of: mesenteric arteriography?

Xray of intestines: Mesenteric arteriography is an xray of the circulation to the of the intestines. It is used for people with abdominal pain where reduced blood supply to the intestines is suspected as the cause. The procedure is done thru a catheter usually inserted through an artery in the groin. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Druy
14 doctors shared insights

Mesenteric Arteriography (Overview)

Mesenteric arteriography is an xray of the circulation to the of the intestines. It is used for people with abdominal pain where reduced blood supply to the intestines is suspected as the cause. The procedure is done thru a catheter usually inserted through an artery in the groin.


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Could duplex ultrasound replace arteriography in screening for mesenteric ischemia?

Could duplex ultrasound replace arteriography in screening for mesenteric ischemia?

No screening: There is nothing called screening for mesenteric stenosis. If you have no symptoms then you no need to screen for occlusion. If you have chronic symptoms then duplex ultrasound is a good starting test but has a lot of limitations. In cases of acute ischemia then ct scan is best to start with. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arteriography?

What is the definition or description of: arteriography?

Define Arteriography: An xray test where dye is injected directly into the arterial system to detect narrowing vessels and aneurysms (bulging). ...Read more

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Arteriography showed 100% blocked Circumflex..had bypass on LAD 16 yrs ago..I'm 83.....prognosis?...worried

Arteriography showed 100% blocked Circumflex..had bypass on LAD 16 yrs ago..I'm 83.....prognosis?...worried

Need more info....: Not all 100% blocked lesions need to be fixed. Depends on symptoms, if any, and more importantly can they be attributed to that lesion. That is, your body might have already formed "auto-bypasses" to the chronic blockage. You and your cardiologist need to have a frank discussion about your options: do nothing, medical management or interventional based treatment; risks/benefits and trade-offs. ...Read more

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Hi dr i just got back my penile doppler ultrasound results..It shows normal..My hormone tests is also normal..Should i opt for penile arteriography?

Hi dr i just got back my penile doppler ultrasound results..It shows normal..My hormone tests is also normal..Should i opt for penile arteriography?

What does ur doc say: You don't mention that your doctor feels you need any further tests. People can get preoccupied about their genitals which may be a psychological problem. If there is erectile dysfunction with or without a treatable physical condition, medication such as viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis can be helpful. Psychotherapy may be helpful for any underlying psychological issues. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mesentery?

What is the definition or description of: mesentery?

See below: 1. A double layer of peritoneum attached to the abdominal wall and enclosing in its fold certain organs of the abdominal viscera. 2. A fold of the peritoneum that connects the intestines to the dorsal abdominal wall, especially such a fold that envelops the jejunum and ileum. ...Read more

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What is the use of intestinal mesentery?

What is the use of intestinal mesentery?

Blood supply: The mesentery provides blood supply and nutrition to the intestines. It is a relatively unknown intra-abdominal organ to the general public, but is very important, as are most things in the abdomen... :). ...Read more

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What is mesenteric ischemia?

What is mesenteric ischemia?

Intestinal angina.: Mesenteric ischemia occurs when the blood supply to the intestine is insufficient to maintain it's normal function. When acute, it may lead to infarction of the intestine, which is life-threatening. When chronic, it may cause a nagging intense pain after eating, analogous to angina. ...Read more

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What's mesenteric lymphadenitis like?

What's mesenteric lymphadenitis like?

Mesenteric adenitis: Mesenteric adenitis (enlargement of lymph nodes in abdominal mesentery) is commonly seen in conditions that mimic acute appendicitis. When accompanied by inflammation of the ileum, & crohn's disease has been excluded, consider bacterial infection caused by yersinia enterocolitica, campylobacter, salmonella. Adenitis may also reflect non-gi inflammatory processes in the abdomen. ...Read more

Mesentery (Definition)

1. A double layer of peritoneum attached to the abdominal wall and enclosing in its fold certain organs of the abdominal viscera. 2. A fold of the peritoneum that connects the intestines to the dorsal abdominal wall, especially such a fold that envelops ...Read more


Dr. Scott Koss
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Arteriography (Definition)

An xray test where dye is injected directly into the arterial system to detect narrowing ...Read more