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Superior mesenteric artery syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • Arteriomesenteric duodenal compression syndrome
  • Cast syndrome
  • Vascular compression of the duodenum
  • Wilkie syndrome
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Symptoms

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What are the signs and symptoms of superior mesenteric artery syndrome?

Symptoms associated with superior mesenteric artery syndrome may include abdominal fullness, bloating after meals, nausea and vomiting of partially digested food, and mid-abdominal "crampy" pain that may be relieved by the prone or knee-chest position.[1]
Last updated: 7/26/2012

References
  1. Juan-R. Malagelada, Carolina Malagelada . Chapter 8 - Nausea and Vomiting. In: Mark Feldman, Lawrence S. Friedman, Lawrence J. Brandt. Sleisenger & Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 8th edition. Philadelphia, PA : Saunders Elsevier; 2006;


Other Names for this Disease
  • Arteriomesenteric duodenal compression syndrome
  • Cast syndrome
  • Vascular compression of the duodenum
  • Wilkie syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.