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Digital subtraction angiography of the superior mesenteric artery: identifying arterial branches.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19637296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This "problem in diagnostic imaging" provides an overview of the technique of digital subtraction angiography. The possibility of artefacts arising from movement subsequent to the taking of the masking image is discussed. It is also important that contrast medium is allowed to backflow into the parent vessel (in this case the aorta) to ensure that there has been filling of the proximal branches of the vessel of interest (in this case the superior mesenteric artery). An accessory middle colic artery is demonstrated. Detection of such variant vessels is important not only to surgeons but also to specialist radiologists carrying out therapeutic embolization.
T D Turmezei; J F Cockburn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1098-2353     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-25     Completed Date:  2009-10-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809128     Medline TA:  Clin Anat     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  777-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Norwich Radiology Academy, Cotman Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography, Digital Subtraction / methods*
Colon / blood supply
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / diagnosis
Mesenteric Artery, Superior / anatomy & histology*
Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion / diagnosis
Mesentery / blood supply*
Peritoneal Neoplasms / blood supply,  diagnosis

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