Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome Demonstrated by Computed Tomography

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A Hegde, SB Desai

Hong Kong J Radiol 2009;11:161-3

Superior mesenteric artery syndrome is caused by narrowing of the angle between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery, resulting in compression of the third part of the duodenum. This report is of an elderly emaciated woman who presented with a history of epigastric pain and vomiting. The computed tomography features were diagnostic of superior mesenteric artery syndrome.