Treatment of Coeliac Artery Compression Syndrome

• The surgical treatment of coeliac artery compression syndrome consists of decompression of the coeliac artery at the diaphragm by careful division of fibres and fibrous and nerve tissue.

Fig. 6.1.2a Exposure of the aorta, coeliac artery, superior mesenteric artery and left renal artery and vein

Fig. 6.1.2b Aorta has now been opened by a longitudinal incision showing the obstructed coeliac artery and superior mesenteric artery which will be treated by endarterectomy

If a stenosis of the coeliac artery is still present after release, a reconstruction should be considered. Some authors report satisfactory results of surgical treatment of this syndrome [42] but others have reported unsatisfactory results [16].

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