Superior mesenteric artery syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a very rare, life-threatening gastro-vascular disorder characterized by a compression of the third portion of the duodenum by the abdominal aorta (AA) and the overlying superior mesenteric artery.
The findings in this patient with post-prandial abdominal pain are compatible with SMA syndrome. Normally, the aortomesenteric angle and aortomesenteric distance is aortomesenteric angle: aortomesenteric distance: mm In SMA syn.
This case illustrates the features of nutcracker syndrome, also known as renal vein entrapment syndrome, and an uncommon cause of secondary hypertension. It should not be confused with with superior mesenteric artery syndrome (aka Wilkie syndr.