November 1983

Low-Dose Streptokinase in the Treatment of Celiac and Superior Mesenteric Artery Occlusion

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Radiology (Drs Pillari, Loh, and Berkowitz), Surgery (Dr Doscher), and Medicine (Drs Fierstein and Ross), Long Island Jewish—Hillside Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook (Drs Pillari, Doscher, Fierstein, Ross, Loh, and Berkowitz).

Arch Surg. 1983;118(11):1340-1342. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1983.01390110086019

• Selective delivery of low-dose streptokinase was effective in the treatment of embolic occlusion of the celiac and superior mesenteric arteries. The two-catheter technique resulted in complete lysis of clot in the celiac artery and improvement in patency of the superior mesenteric artery. The procedure restored effective mesenteric blood flow and provided an alternative to surgery in a very ill patient.

(Arch Surg 1983;118:1340-1342)