Superior mesenteric artery syndrome

Presentation

Recurrent episodes of vomiting.

Patient Data

Age: 10
Gender: Female
  • The 3rd part of duodenum is compressed between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery with consequential dilatation of the proximal duodenum and stomach.
CT

Specific measurements

  • Reduced aortomesenteric distance and aortomesenteric angle measuring 4 mm and 20 degrees, respectively.
  • Normally, the aortomesenteric angle and aortomesenteric distance are 25-60° and 10-28 mm, respectively.

Case Discussion

Superior mesenteric artery syndrome is suggested

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Case information

rID: 49557
Case created: 26th Nov 2016
Last edited: 7th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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