Median arcuate ligament syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


45 year-old patient with upper abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

The coeliac trunk seems kinked proximally by the median arcuate ligament. This finding was confirmed on sagittal reconstructions.

Case Discussion

Coeliac artery compression syndrome (also known as coeliac axis syndromemedian arcuate ligament syndrome and Dunbar syndrome) is characterised by upper abdominal angina secondary to compression of the coeliac trunk by the diaphragmatic crurae. ( proven with angiography - not shown here )

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Case information

rID: 21665
Published: 8th Feb 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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