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Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 468561, 3 pages
Case Report

TAP-Stenting Technique for Bifurcation Stenosis of Celiac Artery

Department of Cardiology, Adana Numune Hospital, Seyhan, 01140 Adana, Turkey

Received 29 September 2014; Accepted 6 February 2015

Academic Editor: Atila Iyisoy

Copyright © 2015 Yucel Colkesen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a clinical course of a patient who developed severe ischemic liver injury and total occlusion of the celiac artery (CA). A 40-year-old man presented with abdominal pain. Computed tomography indicated total occlusion of the CA. Laboratory data demonstrated markedly elevated hepatic enzymes. An exploratory laparotomy was not necessitated due to absence of peritonism. The patient was successfully treated by endovascular recanalization of the CA occlusion via transcatheter balloon angioplasty and TAP-stenting (T-stenting and small protrusion) technique. Endovascular intervention in patients solely with liver failure appears practicable and early treatment is advised.