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Diseases

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Superior mesenteric artery syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Vascular compression of the duodenum
  • Wilkie syndrome
  • Cast syndrome
  • Arteriomesenteric duodenal compression 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][2][3]

  • Feeling full quickly when eating
  • Bloating after meals
  • Burping (belching)
  • Nausea and vomiting of partially digested food or bile-like liquid
  • Small bowel obstruction
  • Weight loss
  • Mid-abdominal "crampy" pain that may be relieved by the prone or knee-chest position or by lying in the left side.
Last updated: 5/16/2016

References
  1. Scovell S & Hamdan A. Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome. UpToDate. Waltham, MA: UpToDate; June 22, 2015; http://www.uptodate.com/contents/superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome.
  2. Gebhart T. Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome. Gastroenterol Nursing. May-June 2015; 38(3):189-93. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26035775.
  3. Karrer FM. Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome. Medscape Reference. July 2015; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/932220-overview.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Vascular compression of the duodenum
  • Wilkie syndrome
  • Cast syndrome
  • Arteriomesenteric duodenal compression 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.