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Sonographic follow-up after visceral artery stenting.
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PMID:  15284464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the sonographic features of stents and the flow parameters of the visceral arteries after stent implantation. METHODS: Since 1996, 34 stenoses of the visceral arteries (2 mesenteric, 4 celiac trunk, and 28 renal arteries) in 28 patients have been treated with metallic stent implantation in the Department of Radiology of Szeged Medical University. All these patients were regularly followed sonographically. For the diagnosis of restenosis, previously published criteria were used. RESULTS: All the mesenteric and celiac stents could be visualized, but none of the renal stents were clearly seen sonographically. The flow parameters could be established in all cases. Sonographic examination revealed 1 occlusion, 2 restenoses, and 1 stent displacement. All these abnormalities were confirmed by other imaging modalities. CONCLUSIONS: Sonography is a useful tool in the follow-up of patients after visceral artery stenting. Despite the fact that none of the renal artery stents were visualized directly, the flow parameters could be evaluated, and the pathologic changes were found.
Zita Morvay; Endre Nagy; Róbert Bagi; Gyorgy Abrahám; Róbert Sipka; András Palkó
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0278-4297     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-30     Completed Date:  2005-01-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1057-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Szeged Medical University, Korányi Fasor 8, 6720 Szeged, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Arteries / ultrasonography*
Constriction, Pathologic / surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Reproducibility of Results
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color / methods*
Vascular Patency / physiology*

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