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Treatment of mesenteric artery atherosclerosis with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and thromboendarterectomy
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According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital is the benchmark for modern high-quality medicine. Positioning itself as a maximum care medical facility, the hospital represents all medical fields. There are 26 specialized depart
According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
University Hospital Jena

University Hospital Jena

Overall rating8.9 / 10
According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
According to Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all fields of
University Hospital Bonn

University Hospital Bonn

Overall rating9.2 / 10
According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
The University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich was founded in 1834. It combines long traditions with the very latest advances in modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments and 20 interdisciplinary centers, where patients can receive top-class medical care in all medical fields. The hospital annuall
According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
University Hospital Essen

University Hospital Essen

Overall rating9.6 / 10
According to the authoritative Focus magazine the University Hospital Essen ranks among the top German hospitals! With 27 specialized departments and 24 institutes, the hospital in Germany is a maximum care medical facility. The hospital has 1,300 beds for inpatient treatment. A highly qualified medical team of more than 6,000 e
The University Hospital Giessen UKGM positions itself as an ultramodern medical facility with outstanding quality of medical care. The hospital presents almost all areas of medicine, ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The priorities of the hospital’s activities include surgery, neurosurgery, oncology
The University Hospital Saarland Homburg is the largest hospital in the city of Homburg and the most important medical facility in the region. The hospital, which currently has 30 specialized departments and 20 institutes, was founded in 1947 and operates on the basis of Saarland University. The hospital plays a leading role in
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About the disease

Mesenteric artery atherosclerosis is chronic disease, in which cholesterol and other natural fats accumulate as plaques on the inner walls of arteries which results in loss of walls elasticity.

In that case walls themselves lose their elasticity. Plaques lead to narrowing of artery lumen which makes blood flow difficult. Usually people develop mesenteric artery atherosclerosis in middle and older age. However, artery atherosclerosis can in some case be detected in children and even newborns.

Mesenteric artery atherosclerosis is more widespread in men over 45 years old and who are subject to frequent stress. Hereditary factor also plays an important role. Obesity, gallstones and other nutritional problems contribute to development of mesenteric artery atherosclerosis. In fact, excess fat is the biggest predisposing factor of mesenteric artery atherosclerosis. Low physical activity, psycho-emotional voltage, traumas of nervous system, frequent exposure to loud noise, specific working conditions can also contribute to development of mesenteric artery atherosclerosis.

In healthy people, blood flows freely through vital arteries to all other parts of the body, supplying them with oxygen deposits and other vital nutrients. If blood contains excessive amount of cholesterol, fat accumulates on inner surface of blood vessels. It also starts to form plaques. Mesenteric atherosclerotic plaque is a malformation consisting of a mixture of fat (which is primarily cholesterol) and calcium. Over time, plaque becomes unstable and defects arise on its surface. Blood clot begins to develop inside blood vessel mainly because of platelets (blood elements involved in the clotting process) and blood proteins.

Thrombus narrows not only lumen of artery, but it also narrows bloodstream flowing through the vessel, so the diameter becomes so small that the blood clot gets stuck. As a result, blood supply to other organs or tissue areas stops. This leads to development of necrosis, which can result in infarction. Depending on location of thrombosis a person may develop myocardial kidney, spleen, intestinal disease and other illnesses. When there is a thrombus in blood vessels that feeds heart, a person develops myocardial infarction, which is the most dangerous complication of artery atherosclerosis. Mesenteric artery atherosclerosis can also affect brain artery, and then the risk of stroke increases by several times.


  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Narrowing of arteries, mainly carotid ones
  • Coronary diseases
  • Certain neurological deficits
  • In some cases mild or moderate muscles disability
  • Development of long-term chronic diseases
  • Stress
  • Diabetes


  • Mesenteric artery atherosclerosis can develop for a long time without any significant manifestations, but modern methods of examination allow identification of this disease in its early stages. Doppler ultrasound of the arteries can diagnose mesenteric artery atherosclerosis even before a person had any symptoms. Doppler ultrasound allows a doctor estimate the size of plaque and blood flow disturbance in the narrowing of the vessel during mesenteric artery atherosclerosis.
  • To evaluate the state of coronary blood vessels some doctors use coronary angiography, which is an X-rays that determines exact location of mesenteric artery atherosclerosis and degree of narrowing of artery lumen.


  • Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and thromboendarterectomy is used to open the blood vessel outside the coronary artery. It also removes clotted blood from pulmonary artery. This surgery can be combined with installation of stent, which is a metal tab holding vessel lumen in its expanded state. Sometimes doctors replace the damaged blood vessel to create new path for blood flow.
  • A doctor can also perform laparoscopic decompression of the celiac trunk. The surgery is minimally invasive and it is done by individual punctures. This artery is then straightened, eventually restoring its normal diameter. Previously, these operations were carried out on open abdomen. Even though they were effective, laparoscopic decompression on stomach was usually accompanied by severe postoperative period, which is characteristic of any open surgery. That`s why now doctors usually conduct laparoscopic decompression on the diaphragm to achieve a good cosmetic result and have less postoperative complications.
  • Shunt surgery, which is narrowing and occlusion of the celiac trunk is used in advanced stages of atherosclerosis, when the stent is set to remove atherosclerotic plaque from the vessel. The aim of this surgery is to form bypass blood flow in addition to the affected celiac trunk or to replace it by artificial prosthesis. These interventions are technically complicated and are performed only on the open abdomen. Shunt surgery also needs to be performed by highly skilled vascular surgeon, which would be able to operate on open abdomen.

Authors: Dr. Vadim ZhiliukDr. Sergey Pashchenko