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I have been hospitalized twice in the last 6 months for acute pancreatitis. During my most recent hospitalization a CT-scan was done of my stomach area and a further diagnosis of celiac artery compression syndrome was made. I have no pain with regard to this rare disorder. It is my understanding that the only treatment for this disorder is surgery. If a patient has no pain with this syndrome, is it still necessary to have surgery? When I was hospitalized during my first pancreatic attack, a CT scan was performed and no mention of this syndrome was made to me. Can it develop within a six months period? See answer