Inferior mesenteric artery stump pressure: a reliable index for safe IMA ligation during abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy.

@article{Ernst1978InferiorMA,
  title={Inferior mesenteric artery stump pressure: a reliable index for safe IMA ligation during abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy.},
  author={Calvin B Ernst and P. F. Hagihara and M E Daugherty and Ward O. Griffen},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1978},
  volume={187 6},
  pages={641-6}
}
Fifty-two patients undergoing nonemergent abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy were prospectively studied to determine when the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) could be ligated without subsequent development of ischemic colitis. Cannulation of the severed distal IMA for blood pressure measurement (IMA stump pressure) before and after aortic reconstruction was attempted in all and possible in 39 individuals. In 13 the IMA was thrombosed precluding pressure measurement. Prereconstruction and… CONTINUE READING
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