Sonographic and Doppler assessment of the inferior mesenteric artery: Normal morphologic and hemodynamic features

P. Mirk, G. Palazzoni, A. R. Cotroneo, C. Di Stasi, A. Fileni

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Abstract

Background: We wanted to evaluate prospectively the feasibility of sonographic and Doppler assessment of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) and to provide data on its normal morphological and hemodynamic characteristics. Methods: Sonography and Doppler study of the IMA were performed on 116 patients without splanchnic vessel pathology. Vessel diameter, systolic, diastolic, and time-averaged mean flow velocities, pulsatility index values, and flow volumes were correlated with patient age (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-369
Number of pages6
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Inferior roesenteric artery, diagnosis
  • Intestinal ischemia
  • Mesenteric blood flow, Doppler studies
  • Splanchnic arterial circulation, functional studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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