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Classification of the celiac axis stenosis owing to median arcuate ligament compression, based on severity of the stenosis with subsequent proposals for management during pancreatoduodenectomy.
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PMID:  22001637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: After pancreatoduodenectomy in patients with celiac axis stenosis or obstruction, it becomes problematic to maintain the upper abdominal organ blood flow, especially to the liver. The aim of this study was to investigate the celiac axis stenosis caused by median arcuate ligament (MAL) compression and to classify it according to preoperative image findings. METHODS: From January 1989 to November 2010, 562 patients underwent operations for diseases of the pancreatic head region in our department. To diagnose celiac artery compression by the MAL, angiography was used in the early period and 3-dimensional image reconstruction of multidetector-row computed tomography was used from 2004. The morphologic characteristics of the celiac axis stenosis were analyzed during intraoperative treatment. RESULTS: Twelve (2.1%) patients were diagnosed with MAL compression, and 8 of these patients only underwent MAL division to restore the celiac artery blood flow. One patient required conservation of the collateral circulation, and 2 patients needed arterial reconstruction. In the analysis of the level of origin of the celiac axis, there were no remarkable differences between nonstenotic and stenotic cases, or between mild and severe stenotic cases. Morphologic grades were defined based on the preoperative image findings and consequent intraoperative treatments. CONCLUSION: Preoperative grading of celiac axis stenosis could make pancreatoduodenectomy safer with maintenance of the upper abdominal organ blood flow in patients with MAL compression.
Takashi Sugae; Tsutomu Fujii; Yasuhiro Kodera; Akiyuki Kanzaki; Kazuo Yamamura; Suguru Yamada; Hiroyuki Sugimoto; Shuji Nomoto; Shin Takeda; Akimasa Nakao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-7361     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0417347     Medline TA:  Surgery     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Surgery II, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.
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