Evaluation of celiac and mesenteric vascular disease with duplex ultrasonography

D. A. Healy, M. M. Neumyer, Robert Atnip, B. L. Thiele

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Abstract

A retrospective study of 25 patients was performed to evaluate the applicability of duplex ultrasonography to the celiac and superior mesenteric circulation. Lateral contrast aortograms were compared to the pulsed-Doppler spectral data from duplex examinations in fasting subjects. A significant correlation was identified between the celiac-aortic diastolic ratio and the degree of stenosis measured angiographically, but such a relationship could not be established for the superior mesenteric artery. These data suggest that duplex ultrasonography may not be a reliable screening test for mesenteric vascular disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-485
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume11
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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