Nonneoplastic celiac axis occlusion in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy.

  title={Nonneoplastic celiac axis occlusion in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy.},
  author={Jeffrey M. Farma and John Parker Hoffman},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={193 3},
  pages={341-4; discussion 344}
BACKGROUND Celiac artery occlusion occurs in a small percentage of the population. Identifying this is critical in planning for pancreaticoduodenectomy. We reviewed 332 patients treated with pancreaticoduodenectomy, and identified 14 patients with celiac artery occlusion. METHODS Between 1988 and 2006, 14 (4%) of 332 patients treated with pancreaticoduodenectomy had median arcuate ligament syndrome with celiac artery occlusion (6 men, 8 women; mean age, 70 y; range, 38-80 y). Patients… CONTINUE READING
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