Conventional angiography in acute nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia

Role of conventional (catheter-based) angiography in a patient with acute, nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia

Conventional arteriography is considered the gold standard test for diagnosis and it also enables therapy with catheter-directed infusion of a vasodilator.

However, multidetector CT angiography is fast and noninvasive, and diagnostic sensitivity and specificity continues to improve with technological advances.

In a patient not clinically stable to undergo angiography or who is critically ill, rapid diagnosis with multidetector CT angiography and initiation of systemic intravenous pharmacotherapy may be beneficial.


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