Chronic abdominal pain caused by stenosis of celiac trunk – case report
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Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Universiy, Lublin, Poland
II Department of Radiology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
Department of Vascular Surgery and Angiology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
Human Anatomy Department, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
I Department of Radiology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
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Andrzej Prystupa   

Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University, Lublin, Staszica 16, 20-081 Lublin, Poland.
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2010;4(2):168-170
An 63-year-old male patient was admitted to the Department of Internal Medicine due to the presence of intra-abdominal and epigastric pain lasting one year. During hospitalization the following examination were performed: X-ray of the chest, cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions of the spinal column, panendoscopy and ultrasonography of the abdomen, none of which showed any abnormalities. The angio-CT of visceral arteries revealed isolated, critical stenosis of the celiac trunk in its proximal part. The symptoms regressed after procedure of stent implantation to the celiac trunk.
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