Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (Wilkie syndrome)

Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha

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Recurrent vomiting

Patient Data

Age: 18
Gender: Male

Dilated stomach and proximal duodenum with a collapsed distal duodenum and small bowel is concerning for SMA syndrome. The point of transition is at the SMA and a narrow angle between the SMA and aorta is compatible with the syndrome.

Case Discussion

In a thin built, young male, SMA syndrome makes an important reason for upper GI obstruction,

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Case information

rID: 16204
Case created: 29th Dec 2011
Last edited: 14th Sep 2015
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