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."

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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.

? celiac ischemia. You could have decreased blood flow to parts of your lower GI tract despite the artery being patent; having angulations can reduce flow even with patency. You need a work up by a GI MD. Read more...
Could be. It could be related but this needs to be discussed with your gastroenterologist. 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...

Dx'd w/medial arcuate ligament syndrme via CT, US, and Angiography shows decrease blood flow in celiac artery, backflow of blood in mesenteric artery. Could this be cause of abd pain, nausea after eating? Might surgery help?

MALS. Median arcuate ligament syndrome certainly could be the cause of your pain, and surgery could help, but you have to exercise a lot of caution here. It is what we call a diagnosis of exclusion, which means that we have no way to prove that it is the cause of your pain. I always recommend before undergoing surgery that you have a second opinion at a major university gastroenterology department. Read more...