Prominent gastroduodenal artery: Endosonographic sign of celiac artery stenosis

Gonen C. , Surmelioglu A., Tilki M., Kilicoglu G.

ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND, vol.5, no.5, pp.339-341, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/2303-9027.191674
  • Title of Journal : ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND
  • Page Numbers: pp.339-341


Celiac artery (CA) stenosis is a relatively common finding in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). In the presence of CA stenosis, arterial blood supply to the celiac territory is usually sustained from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) through well-developed collaterals. In this paper, the authors report endosonographically identified prominent gastroduodenal artery as the sign of CA stenosis for the first time. Uncovering previously unidentified vascular abnormality, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has improved patient management. The patient had uneventful collateral preserving PD.