Pitfalls in the diagnosis of origin stenosis of the coeliac and superior mesenteric arteries with transabdominal color duplex examination

R. H. Geelkerken*, T. A. Delahunt, L. J. Schultze Kool, J. M. Van Baalen, J. Hermans, J. H. Van Bockel

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of respiration, localization of the Doppler sample, and the presence of origin stenosis on the Doppler parameters of coeliac and superior mesenteric arteries in 22 patients undergoing elective abdominal vascular reconstructive surgery under standardized stable anesthesia. Deep inspiration decreased peak systolic and end diastolic velocities of the coeliac artery origin. Proximal to distal Doppler velocities of normal coeliac and superior mesenteric artery origins were comparable. However, in the presence of an origin stenosis, the increase of Doppler velocities at the origin of the coeliac and superior mesenteric arteries is likely to be missed by transabdominal scanning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-700
Number of pages6
JournalUltrasound in medicine and biology
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Duplex
  • Intra-abdominal
  • Splanchnic circulation
  • Transabdominal

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