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Mesenteric Artery Disease

Mesenteric Artery Disease is a debilitating condition that can, in rare cases, cause chronic abdominal pain and severe weight loss, when other more common conditions have already been excluded.

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Introduction Video to Mesentric Artery
Dr Phil Puckridge
Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon

Symptoms We See

  • Severe abdominal pain after eating
  • Unexplained excessive weight loss of more than 10Kg, once other common conditions have been excluded
  • Nausea and vomiting, not explained by other causes
  • Severe abdominal pain on exertion and/or relieved by leaning forward
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Mesentric Artery Treatment

Endovascular Stent

The majority of Mesenteric Artery Disease can be treated by the placement of an endovascular stent as part of a minimally invasive procedure


In some circumstances the treatment of Mesenteric Artery Disease requires a surgical approach with a bypass operation or surgery to move the artery blood supply

Non-Surgical Management

In some cases it may be that the most appropriate thing is not to have any invasive procedures or treatment and your specialist at AVC will be able to talk to you about all of the options

Nutrition Management

In some cases, nutrition support can assist your body to get the nutrition it needs while experiencing nausea and pain. Pot-operative nutrition support can also assist in your recovery.

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Mesenteric Artery Disease Questions

How do I know if I have Mesenteric Artery Disease?

Mesenteric Artery Disease is common in patients with other vascular diseases, however the majority of people never have symptoms or problems related to this disease. In a small number of patients they may have chronic abdominal pain or excessive weight loss and have been through other investigations arranged by other specialists including Endoscopy, CT Scans or Ultrasound scans without any other cause being found.

How is Mesenteric Artery Disease diagnosed?

The majority of Mesenteric Artery Disease is identified on CT scans that have been performed to try and identify other cases of pain or weight loss that are more commonly occurring

I have a scan that shows narrowing of my Mesenteric Arteries but I feel fine - What should I do?

Mesenteric Artery Disease is a common finding in scans and the majority of patients have no symptoms at all or ever experience serious problems as a result of the disease. If you have no symptoms but are concerned about this finding please speak to your doctor and the Specialists at AVC would be happy to review you to discuss the findings.

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Dr Phil Puckridge

At AVC we pride ourselves on taking a holistic approach to Adelaide vascular surgery care which means our clients are guided through every step of the way from pre-assessment to post-operative so they get the absolute best care and maintain the highest level of vascular health.
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