Superior mesenteric artery syndrome after resection of an arteriovenous malformation in the cervical cord.

@article{Balmaseda1987SuperiorMA,
  title={Superior mesenteric artery syndrome after resection of an arteriovenous malformation in the cervical cord.},
  author={M T Balmaseda and Carolyn Gordon and Michael L. Cunningham and Albert C Clairmont},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1987},
  volume={82 9},
  pages={896-9}
}
Any disease process decreasing the angle between the superior mesenteric artery and the abdominal aorta can result in the external compression of the duodenum and subsequent intestinal obstruction. This unusual type of intestinal obstruction known as superior mesenteric artery syndrome is a well-recognized clinical entity. It is diagnosed radiologically by an abrupt, vertical cutoff of barium flow in the third portion of the duodenum. The management is primarily medical but occasionally… CONTINUE READING