Mesenteric angiography

Abdominal arteriogram; Arteriogram - abdomen; Mesenteric angiogram

Mesenteric angiography is a test used took look at the blood vessels that supply the small and large intestines.

Angiography is an imaging test that uses x-rays and a special dye to see inside the arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.

Mesenteric arteriography

Mesenteric arteriography is an examination of the abdominal vessels by using an injection of a contrast medium to help visualize the structures. The test is performed after an endoscopy proves to be inconclusive and cannot locate the source of bleeding in the intestinal system, or other studies prove inadequate in evaluating abnormal growths. It may also be used to evaluate vessel damage after an abdominal trauma.

How the Test is Performed

How to Prepare for the Test

How the Test will Feel

Why the Test is Performed

Normal Results

What Abnormal Results Mean

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