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External Compression of the Superior Mesenteric Artery by the Median Arcuate Ligament.
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PMID:  21715422     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The median arcuate ligament can compress the proximal portion of the celiac artery causing symptoms of chronic mesenteric ischemia. This rare condition typically affects young women and often poses a diagnostic challenge. Compression of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) in addition to the celiac artery represents an unusual variant of median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS). We present a case of MALS resulting predominantly from external compression of the SMA. Diagnostic and therapeutic options are discussed.
Jeffrey Stein; Michael J Costanza; Mariel Rivero; Vivian Gahtan; Kwame S Amankwah
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-29
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Title:  Vascular and endovascular surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1938-9116     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-6-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101136421     Medline TA:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Vascular Surgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA.
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