Vascular Spasm

The Common Vein Copyright 2007




Vasculitis with Multicentric Infarction

The angiogram is from a 62 year old female patient is with acute neurological deficit The intracerebral angiogram shows focal regions of spasm with one area of spasm in the callosomarginal branch (white arrow) and two foci within the pericallosal artery (red arrows) .

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Henoch Schonlein Arteritis Segmental Spasm with Hemorrhage

Young female presents with GI bleed hemorrhage bleeding blood small bowel colon SMA superior mesenteric artery jejunal branches ileocolic artery fx arterial spasm fx contrast extravasation RLQ in cecum dx arteritis angiitis vasculitis arteriopathy dx Henoch -Schonlein arteritis angiography angiogram Courtesy Ashley Davidoff MD 28514 28515 28516 28517 surgical specimen showed plaque like ulcers in the bowel consistent with chronic ischemia

Vasculitis and Spasm

This young woman presented with abdominal pain and bleeding.  She has a known history of henoch Schonlein purpura.  The angiogram shows focal and diffuse areas of vascular spasm (arrows) consistent with a diagnosis of Henoch Schonlein  vasculitis.

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Question Radiation Induced Arteritis

The angiogram of the proper hepatic artery performed in planning for Yttrium therapy (a and magnified in b) in a patient with metastatic carcinoid disease, and shows a normal caliber smooth walled right hepatic artery. Hypervascular metastases are suggested in the image (a). The angiogram of the proper hepatic artery performed 2 months later following Yttrium therapy (c and magnified in d) shows beading of the proper (red arrows) and right hepatic artery. These findings were present without the advance of a wire through the vessel and suggest arteritis post Yttrium therapy.

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Traumatic Injury to Lumbar Rtaeries Extravasation and Hypotension with Spasm

This young male patient fell from high scaffolding and presented in shock. The aortogram shows spasm of the left renal artery, SMA and IMA (white arrows) and diffuse narrowing of the aorta when compared to the common iliacs. The right renal artery is not visualized. Delayed imaging shows active extravasation of contrast (red arrow) and the nephrogram of a pelvic kidney (maroon overlay), explaining the lack of visualization of the right kidney in image (a). The lateral examination (c) shows avulsed lumbar arteries (orange arrows) and an increase in the retro aortic space (maroon arrow).

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Occlusion and Spasm Following Trauma

The aortogram is from a patient who was admitted to the hospital following a motor vehicle accident and wascomplaining of right flank pain. The aortogram in the AP projection shows an occluded right renal artery (red arrow) and spasm of the left renal artery (white arrow).

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Traumatic Spasm and beading of the Tibioperoneal Trunk

This male patient presented with transient loss of pulses and cyanosis of the right foot following traumatic injury to his knee. This angiogram of the popliteal artery, (a, and magnified in b) show spasm and narrowing (red arrow) of the tibioperoneal trunk as well as beading of the artery (white arrows). No obvious intimal injury is identified.

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