Stab injury of the superior mesenteric artery with life threatening bleeding - endovascular treatment with an unusual technique

Vasa. 2010 Aug;39(3):268-70. doi: 10.1024/0301-1526/a000041.


Endovascular microcoil embolization of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) main trunk is not currently employed as a treatment for penetrating injury to the SMA in hemodynamically instable patients. Immediate laparotomy is the initial gold standard therapy. We report a case of successful SMA microcoil embolization with preservation of mesenteric perfusion by an unusual endovascular technique.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Embolization, Therapeutic* / instrumentation
  • Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging
  • Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Hemorrhage / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mesenteric Artery, Superior / diagnostic imaging
  • Mesenteric Artery, Superior / injuries*
  • Mesenteric Artery, Superior / physiopathology
  • Splanchnic Circulation
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wounds, Stab / complications
  • Wounds, Stab / diagnostic imaging
  • Wounds, Stab / therapy*