Renal and mesenteric disease occurs when the arteries supplying blood to the kidneys or intestines begin to narrow.
Narrowing of the mesenteric arteries (intestinal arteries) can lead to unexplained weight loss and severe abdominal pain that occurs upon eating.
One or more of the following imaging tests will be necessary to determine the location and the extent of the arterial narrowing (stenosis):
In many cases, a procedure may be required to relieve the narrowing in the artery and restore blood flow to the leg. The arterial stenosis may be treated using minimally invasive procedures such as angioplasty and stenting to improve blood supply or if the disease is very advanced, or if it occurs in an artery that is difficult to reach with a catheter, arterial bypass surgery may necessary in order to restore blood flow.
Dr. Joseph Ricotta
Northside Vascular Surgery
Atlanta & Forsyth