Isolated dissection of one of the mesenteric arteries without concurrent involvement of the aorta is a rare clinical entity and an unusual cause of abdominal pain. It usually involves one artery, most commonly the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) followed by the coeliac artery. We are reporting a rare case where both coeliac and SMA were showing dissection. We are reporting a case of 60-year-old hypertensive male who came with worsening abdominal pain for 5 days; CT scan showed coeliac and SMA dissection without any imaging evidence of intestinal ischaemia. He was successfully managed medically with bowel rest and anticoagulation. Two weeks of follow-up CT scan showed no progression or thrombus formation. For complicated cases, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of a visceral artery or open surgical exploration or hybrid approach is required. However, for stable uncomplicated cases, medical therapy alone is sufficient.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Medicine