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.

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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...

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...