Endovascular stent placement for isolated spontaneous dissection of the superior mesenteric artery: report of a case.Radiat Med. 2005 Nov; 23(7):520-4.RM
Spontaneous dissection of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) is rare and has been reported only sporadically. The therapeutic options are either a surgical approach, which is the most frequently adopted, or simple observation. We present a patient with acute abdominal pain due to superior mesenteric artery dissection who was successfully treated by percutaneous endovascular stent placement.