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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 80-82

Laparoscopic management of superior mesentric artery syndrome: A case report and review of literature


Department of Minimal Access Surgery, A.V. Hospital, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramesh Makam
Department of Minimal Access Surgery, A.V. Hospital, 9, Patalamma Temple Street, Basavanagudi, Bangalore
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.43092

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Superior mesentric artery syndrome is a rare cause of high small bowel obstruction, caused by compression of the transverse part of the duodenum in between the superior mesentric artery and aorta. Patients present with chronic abdominal pain, vomiting and weight loss. We report a case of superior mesenteric artery syndrome, managed laparoscopically with laparoscopic duodenojejunostomy.






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