Mesenteric Angiography

Mesenteric angiography is a special x-ray examination of blood vessels supplying your stomach, bowel, liver, spleen and pancreas. Normally, blood vessels do not show up on ordinary x-rays. However, by injecting a special dye called contrast medium, into the artery we can produce X-rays of the arteries and veins in this area, which will help the
doctor to diagnose your problem.

The mesenteric angiogram is usually performed via an artery at the top of your leg, in the groin. The skin of the groin will be cleaned with antiseptic, and then most of the rest of your body will be covered with a theatre towel. The skin and deeper tissues over the artery will be numbed with local anesthetic.