Spontaneous superior mesenteric artery (SMA) dissection: an unusual cause of abdominal pain.

@article{Watring2010SpontaneousSM,
  title={Spontaneous superior mesenteric artery (SMA) dissection: an unusual cause of abdominal pain.},
  author={Nicole J Watring and Corbett M Smith and Gordon K Stokes and Francis L. Counselman},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={576-8}
}
A 44-year-old woman presented to our Emergency Department with a 4-day history of severe, sharp left upper quadrant abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomiting. She had been seen 3 days prior at another Emergency Department, and had a negative work-up including a normal non-contrast computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen/pelvis for possible kidney stone. Vital signs were: temperature 36.3°C (97.3°F), pulse 100 beats/min, respiratory rate 18 breaths/min, and blood pressure 141/80 mm… CONTINUE READING
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