Pediatric Chronic Abdominal Pain and Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome: A Review and Psychosocial Comparison.

@article{Mak2016PediatricCA,
  title={Pediatric Chronic Abdominal Pain and Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome: A Review and Psychosocial Comparison.},
  author={Grace Zee Mak and Amanda Rose Lucchetti and Tina Drossos and Ellen E Fitzsimmons-Craft and Erin C Accurso and Colleen Stiles-Shields and Erika A. Newman and Christopher L. Skelly},
  journal={Pediatric annals},
  year={2016},
  volume={45 7},
  pages={
          e257-64
        }
}
Chronic abdominal pain (CAP) occurs in children and adolescents with a reported prevalence of 4% to 41% with significant direct and indirect costs to the child, family, and society. Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) is a vascular compression syndrome of the celiac artery that may cause symptoms of epigastric pain and weight loss and is a frequently overlooked cause of CAP in the pediatric population. We have observed that the psychosocial presentation of patients with MALS is notable for… CONTINUE READING

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