Treatment of a totally occluded superior mesenteric artery facilitated by retrograde crossing via collaterals from the celiac artery.

@article{Robken2007TreatmentOA,
  title={Treatment of a totally occluded superior mesenteric artery facilitated by retrograde crossing via collaterals from the celiac artery.},
  author={Jon A Robken and Nicolas W Shammas},
  journal={Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={745-7}
}
PURPOSE To present a new approach route for recanalization of a chronically occluded superior mesenteric artery (SMA). TECHNIQUE Percutaneous treatment of an SMA occlusion can be accomplished in some cases via retrograde crossing through collaterals from the celiac artery. From a right common femoral artery (CFA) approach, an 8-F RDC guide catheter is advanced to the origin of the celiac artery via. Using a 5-F angled Glidecath, a long 0.035-inch stiff Glidewire, and a Choice PT wire, the… CONTINUE READING