Vascular Compression

An outstanding example for tailor-made diagnostics and therapy are the varied symptoms in vascular compression syndromes of the abdomen (download an overview with illustrations).

In most cases, abdominal complaints can be tracked down to a straightforward diagnosis, especially in acute symptoms with obviously linked ancillary symptoms as diarrhea, vomiting or fever.

If abdominal complaints last for a longer time, for weeks, months or even years, then they often constitute a major diagnostic challenge. A diversity of diagnostic exams may be necessary to define their source. Not rarely, the nature of these complaints remains enigmatic and psychological or social contributors are contemplated.

Unfortunately, less known vascular compression syndromes are seldom taken into consideration. It is not well known, that a variety of apparently unrelated, far-flung symptoms as nausea, vertigo, restrained breathing (mainly blocked inspiration), loss of appetite and early satiety, nearly fainting, collaps and short episodes of diarrhea can be caused by such compression syndromes. Thus, many patients suffer for years until the correct diagnosis is made and a causal treatment can be provided.

We overview many hundreds of successfully treated patients with vascular compression syndromes whose history is often dominated by vegetative complaints. With a sophisticated functional color Doppler sonographic examination we can define within very short time if a vascular compression is the source of the complaints and can provide effective treatment.

At the European Ultrasound Congress in 2017 we presented for the first time our novel concept of the lordogenetic midline congestion syndrome.