Median arcuate ligament syndrome.

  title={Median arcuate ligament syndrome.},
  author={Audra A. Duncan},
  journal={Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine},
  volume={10 2},
  • Audra A. Duncan
  • Published 2008 in
    Current treatment options in cardiovascular…
Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) can cause a range of symptoms, including abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss. Because all patients have some degree of celiac artery compression by the median arcuate ligament (MAL), it may be difficult to discern which patients have a pathologic compression. Based on the multiple theories of MALS etiology, it is unlikely that we know the true cause of this syndrome. In fact, there are many physicians who question the validity of the… CONTINUE READING


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