Superior mesenteric artery syndrome


Recurrent episodes of vomiting.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Female

The 3rd part of the duodenum is compressed between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery with consequential dilatation of the proximal duodenum and stomach.


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
Published: 2nd Dec 2016
Last edited: 21st Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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