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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?

The signs and symptoms of superior mesenteric artery syndrome vary but may include:[1]

  • Abdominal fullness
  • Bloating after meals
  • Nausea and vomiting of partially digested food
  • Mid-abdominal "crampy" pain that may be relieved by the prone or knee-chest position.
Last updated: 12/11/2014

References
  1. Superior Mesenteric Artery (SMA) Syndrome. International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. September 2014; http://www.iffgd.org/site/gi-disorders/other/sma-syndrome.


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.