Superior mesenteric artery syndrome after blunt abdominal trauma: a case report.

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Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a rare cause of bowel obstruction. It is characterized anatomically by a narrowed aortomesenteric angle, causing a mechanical obstruction at the third portion of the duodenum. Patients usually present after prolonged confinement in the supine position, significant acute weight loss, application of body casts, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1538574410369390

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