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Eccentric superior mesenteric artery calcification in a haemodialysis patient
  1. Orhan Ozbek1,
  2. Yalcin Solak2,
  3. Abduzhappar Gaipov2,
  4. Suleyman Turk2
  1. 1Department of Radiology, Meram School of Medicine, Konya University, Meram, Konya, Turkey
  2. 2Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Meram School of Medicine, Konya University, Meram, Konya, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Abduzhappar Gaipov, abduzhappar{at}

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A 43-year-old male patient who was undergoing maintenance haemodialysis for 11 years underwent abdominal CT scan due to a suspected malignancy. He had type-2 diabetes mellitus for 15 years. Abdominal CT revealed that there was diffuse atherosclerotic calcification in superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and its branches (figures 1 and 2). No radiological findings of ischaemia were evident on CT images. Symptoms of chronic mesenteric ischaemia (CMI) were not present either. The patient denied any abdominal pain after meals or during the dialysis session.

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(A) Sagittal oblique reformatted CT …

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