Role of angioplasty and stenting in ischemic bowel disease

What is the role of angioplasty and stenting in the management of ischemic bowel disease? 

Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with or without stent placement can be considered as an alternative to surgery in patients with more distal lesions. Lesions located at the aortic orifices of mesenteric arteries may not be as amenable to dilation and angioplasty because of their fixed diameter.


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